I looked into a mirror last night before going to bed,just like we all do everyday,and I liked what I saw. I was like,”this is my reflection.” But then,as I thought about it, I realized that in itself isn’t my reflection. I mean,the mirror gives me exactly what I expect it to. If I’m on makeup, I get a dolled up reflection. If I just cried,I get a swollen or tear stained face as a reflection. And on and on and on. In short, whatever you see is as a result of what you intend to see.
Then I asked myself: “what then is my true reflection?” Lucky for me,I got my answer,and here it is:
My reflection is the lives I’ve touched. My reflection is the people who have picked one or two things from me. There’s no better reflection than that.
Have you ever looked at someone and then liked one particular thing about that person and then you just started doing the same thing? That’s exactly what I’m talking about. We look at someone and then we’re like,”I want to be able to talk like this” or “I want to dress like she does” or “she’s so respectful. I want to be like that too”. When you begin to dress or talk or act or think like that person,you are a reflection of him or her.
And then the next question was: “do I have any reflection in this world?” I hope I already do. No one should leave this world without having at least one reflection. That would just be too sorrowful. And the real indication of growth is the number of people growing with and through us. If we’re growing alone,then we’re just existing.
We might already have reflections, unconsciously. I mean,there would definitely be someone who has picked one or two things from us along the way. But wouldn’t it be nicer if these reflections are created due to our own efforts?
I want to have reflections. I want people to grow with me. I want someone to look at me and say,”I made it because if you” or “thank God you came into my life”.
With that in mind, I can’t look at a mirror anymore and call what I see a reflection. Science can go ahead and argue with it’s theory, but that wouldn’t change anything (I’m not even in the field anyway).
I’ve not started. It’s something I just learnt, and I decided to share it with y’all. Let’s grow together; let’s create our reflections together. And who knows? I might just have created one reflection with this writeup. I hope.
Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to create a reflection.