Sometimes I run from Chevron to Chevron. You see, Chevron gas stations are always spaced out in almost a predictable pattern. The stores give me nice little waypoints along my journey. I can stop, use a restroom, get some water, a snack perhaps and then run to the next Chevron.
Anyway, Chevrons must all subscribe to the same corporate royalty free music source, the songs are always top 40 from a few decades ago. I have caught the Michael Jackson hit, Man in the Mirror several times now. After the 5th time, I finally decided that maybe God eas trying to speak to me or something. I looked up the lyrics. The song was not written by Michael Jackson. Here is the chorus:
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
A pretty powerful statement, especially in a time when being a victim seems to be in vogue. Perhaps the social justice warriors that we all seem to want to be should consider the call to action here. Real change starts with yourself. Remove the mote in our own eyes first?
A good exercise that i picked up awhile back is to make a note or two in dry erase marker on your bathroom mirror. When you wake up, look in the mirror at the person staring back and you read back the note. What are you doing to change that person in the mirror?