Your Mirror

Over the last several months, I’ve noticed that lots of women have been smiling at me on the street, in restaurants, in stores, etc. I’m not used to this, partly because I can be a little shy & I avoid eye contact with passing strangers, but partly because of a sad habit shared by many of us — that we view other women as threats.


So why does it seem like women are smiling at me more often? Was it because I’ve gained a few pounds, so they’re not worried about me anymore? No, that’s probably not quite it. So what’s changed? And all of the sudden, it occurred to me … I’ve been smiling at them first. I’ve been making eye contact. I’ve been treating them as non-threatening. And in turn, they’ve been treating me the same.

We can choose to connect with others or to feel separate from them. Either way, we’re all each others’ mirrors. What are you reflecting?


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