Lately there has been a lot of awards being passed around and following the rules of answering questions before passing it on to other bloggers. One of the questions was brought to mind today by my friend Caterpillar over at Musings and Confessions of a Wandering Mind. The question was, "when you look into the mirror, what do you see"?
Answering that question conjures up a lot of emotions, memories and thoughts of how it could be different. It is so easy to think about how it would be different "if" I had done this or that. A lot of "if's".
Actually I see a man that has come a long way and experienced more than I like to think about. Some good and a lot that was not so good. Fortunately I feel that I have grown stronger and better living through those times and today I see a man that requires little in this life and just wants to enjoy peace and minimal comfort. Sure, there was a time that I wanted huge houses and lots of things but now I see that all that accumulation of stuff only complicates my simple life.
Also and more important I see a man that before last June was drawn into myself until I encountered the blog world. Since last June I have discovered so many new friends litteraly all over this small world. We share our joys, our sorrows, our needs and give compassion and kind words when needed. I see a man that is grateful for all the new friends I now have and thank them for helping me feel like a better man for knowing them. That's what I see.