A PLACE FOR GOOD
A PLACE FOR GOOD
As time rolls on and the years go by, my reflection has changed. When I look in the mirror, it’s not just the obvious wrinkles and grey hairs that I notice have changed my appearance. When I look at myself, I can see significant changes deep inside. Changes in my being, my character, who I am. I like these changes, unlike the grey and the wrinkles. They say, “with age comes wisdom” and I think “they” might be right. I’m not sure who “they” are, but I bet they must be old.
Character is defined several different ways when you do the research. I found one definition that says that “character is the mental and moral qualities of an individual.” Another defines character as “attributes that make up and distinguish an individual.” They also say that there are six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. I’m not going to argue with “them” but I think in their wisdom “they” have left out at least one other pillar – accountability. Accountability is often defined as the ability to justify one’s actions or decisions and take responsibility for the outcome or results of those actions or decisions.
Why do you do what you do? Can you explain or justify it to others, to yourself? Do you take responsibility for what you do or even for what you don’t do? Do you have the conviction to stand up and be proud of yourself? In other words, do you like what you see in the mirror?
So here I am looking into the mirror and my reflection pleases me more than it did yesterday. Can you say the same? I suggest that we all take a good long look and measure our own character. Remember, it is not what others see in you that matters as much as what you see in yourself. Do you like what you see?
It is my goal that as each day passes, and I see more wrinkles and grey hair, I will also see more and more character. I expect to see my reflection smiling back at me.