Daily Archives: April 8, 2013



My daughter took this picture of me on Friday, the day after I wrecked and totaled my car on this bank.  We were looking through some of the rubble that was left behind.  Among the broken glass, car parts, and general debris, I found something interesting.  My mirror.  My unbroken, completely intact mirror.  She took the picture just as I found it and was looking into it.

So, most people might stop here with, “Cool. Mirror didn’t break. Awesome,” and move along.  But nope. Not me.  Not deep-thinking, over-analytical me.  I have to blog about it.

It’s a mirror.  Ya know?  How symbolic is that?! Among everything else that was shattered and destroyed, two things remained unharmed.  This mirror.  And me.

Something tells me that’s not a coincidence.

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever that answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
Steve Jobs

Life can definitely knock you for a loop sometimes.  In this case – quite literally.  Walking away from an accident that very likely could have killed me has had a pretty profound affect on me.  It’s hard not to question why I’m still here.  Is there something left for me to do?  Is there a difference I’m supposed to make?  Is there something I need to be doing differently in my life?  In my heart?  In my mind?

I honestly have no clue.  Not yet.

But what I do have is a mirror.  And I intend to keep it as a reminder.  I’m putting it up beside my bed and I intend to look into it every morning before I start each day.  I want it to serve as a reminder that I’m still here.  And as long as I see my reflection staring back at me, my job here is not done.


“Here is the test to find out if your mission on Earth is finished:  If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
– Richard Bach