Hey y'all!! Sure we've been having a swell time staring at the mirror and trying to take a chance at change. For those of you who've actually tried it, kudos!!! To those of you who are probably wondering "what's with you and the mirror?", well lets just say, like a friend of mine rightly pointed out, it ain't just a shiny piece of glass. It's more than a lil' piece of vanity.
Bla bla bla.....well that's not the point. As of now, there's a whole new reason why we should spend some time with our reflections. Do you ever stop to think about what the heck is going on around you? Like yeah, sometimes it really ain't a pretty sight, but then living life on the fast lane ain't such a smart idea either. Well I'ma tell y'all a pweety lil story to drive home my point.
A cocky business man rapidly wound his way through the traffic in his brand new Jaguar. Suddenly a brick - seemingly thrown from the side of the street - bashed into the side door of the elegant machine.
The man slammed on the brakes, leaped from the car and quickly grabbed a kid and pushed him against a wall. "What was that all about, punk?" he snarled. "That's a brand new car and that brick you just threw at it is gonna cost you or your dad a lot of money!!"
The kid was crying,"Please, mister, I'm sorry, but I didn't know what else to do! I threw the brick because no one else would stop."
Tears poured down his dirty face as he pointed to another boy, lying by the sidewalk. "That's my brother," he said; "He rolled his wheelchair off the curb and fell in the gutter, and I can't lift him up. I'm not strong enough. Please sir, would you help me get him back into his wheelchair, 'cuz he's too heavy for me. Then you can do with me whatever you want about your car." The businessman suddenly had a lump in his throat. He lifted the fallen young man back into the wheelchair and took his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts. He found the kid a coke from a nearby machine.
"Thanks, mister," said the first boy. "Now what are you going to do to me?" The man just hugged the kid and said, "Go on, son. And bless you." The fellow never did repair his Jag. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone would have to throw a brick at him to get his attention.
Now we might not have Jags with dents on 'em to remind us, like the dude. As a matter of fact, you don't own a Jag! (C'mon. Admit it!!lol). But it's high time we stopped for a second. We still gotta look in the mirror and go "Hey hun, not so fast!" at our reflections. There's a lot of stuff going on around us. Real crazy stuff. And we really cannot make any change in our environments if we see nothing wrong in it! Life's short. And rushing through it only makes it shorter. So sweethearts, stop fo' a sec. Chill.Look in the mirror. Then look around you. You'll see what i'm talking about.