When was the last time that you looked at yourself in the mirror?
Not the combing your hair, brushing your teeth, checking the make-up, tying the necktie, “how do I look in this” looking in the mirror. Not the take a selfie for Facebook, Instagram, texting looking in the mirror.
The looking at you in the mirror.
The eye-to-eye with yourself looking in the mirror.
The “I really see me” looking in the mirror.
When was the last time you looked in the mirror in that way?
When I ask people that question, the answer is often “when I was a kid,” or “when I was a teen.” Once in a while someone will reference a special event: their wedding day, the birth of a child, or a death. Almost never do I hear “today,” or “this week,” or “it wasn’t too long ago.” [Read more…]