Is there anything in your life that’s keeping you humble?
For me, one thing is my broken side mirror that is currently taped on like a boss.
I could fix it and almost have several times.
It’s not a hazard and I can see fine, but it’s become more to me lately.
It’s a reminder of a lesson learned.
I tried to beat out the closing gate of our subdivision and failed. Miserably.
The mirror shot out like a rocket.
So like the boy from the MacGyver generation that I am, I fashioned some tape into a side-mirror-keep-in-placer.
And wha-la… fixed!
So there’s that, but it also helps keep the temptation of having an inflated view of myself in its place as well.
Everytime I go back to my car from doing anything praise-worthy or in those moments someone is over-flattering, I see that mirror and am brought back to earth again.
“Oh yeah… I almost forgot… I’m an idiot.”
So for now I’m leaving it this way.
Who knows, I may fix it one day, like when Ava starts driving… ughh… like that will happen.
But it’s serving a greater purpose in my life… assisting in keeping me humble.
How’s that for a silver lining to a goof-ball move.
So what’s it for you?
It could be anything really, maybe something heavier like a “Thorn in the flesh” or a zit.
What’s helping keep you humble?
(side note: I routinely get insane middle-school-esque zits on ALL important occasions.)