Life is a Mirror.
Life is a REALLY tough mirror.
You make a mean face at it,
It makes a mean face back at you.
You throw a rock at it,
Let me tell you because I know…
It will not break,
It will not bow,
but it will sling a stone back at you.
Sometimes the projectile is just a pebble,
A hot lava rock,
Sometimes a boulder.
Ask me how I know…
How each hurts a little differently.
How each teaches you some thing.
SOME THING you need to know
Further down the road.
Life is a Really Tough Mirror.
If you smile at Life,
The rebound tends to be much better.
And the more regularly you smile,
The better the reflection appears.
And if you toss it sweet roses,
Even better still.
To every push,
There is a push-back.
For every thrust,
Much as bouncing a ball off of a wall.
The harder you cast it,
The more forceful it comes “Smack!”
Don’t let it rebound into your head,
or whack you in the back.
A ripple in a pond,
A tsunami in the sea.
Going out knowing it will return.
Be wise now,
Knowing this is how it will be.
Not saying there is NEVER occasion to put a shoulder to a task.
To give a push,
Or launch an arrow.
Or unleash an grand avalanche.
Sometimes it is the season of standing and fighting.
A time for brawling and biting.
Just know the fight comes back.
Sometimes now, sometimes far away.
Don’t just clap your hands and turn about,
or in your back you will feel the blade.
Perhaps the “at odds” will end in a dodge, spin, or twirl.
We all hope for forgiveness,
Sometimes we are given them,
More often in the world of humanness,
we take one to the face.
Forgiveness, grace, and mercy,
the most blessed gifts we may obtain.
Often first as a deflection of our meanness.
As we learn,
A reflection of our same.
“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:7-9
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