When I peer into an oval mirror beyond the wrinkles and imperfections on the surface of my face, there are deep brown eyes measuring the compassion within my heart for others. I make a promise to myself while I go about my usual routine. Today, I will look kindly at each person that crosses my path and let it be a moment of mindfulness. Unconsciously a slight smile on my lips will appear and my shoulders will relax. Prejudice, dislike and jabbing negativism about someone’s physical appearance slip away when attention is paid to what is truly worthy in another. I feel uplifted in anticipation of a beautiful day encountering people spontaneously and permitting my cup to runneth over flowing in directions that might surprise me.