Sitting in my office this morning I saw these odd reflections on my office door. It was a light shining on the door in little round circles with little lines in it.

reflections on door
Reflections on my door.

I quickly realized it was the sun shining through my blinds. At first I was certain the lines where the blind strings that allow the blinds to function.

Then as I looked a little longer the lines were moving but yet the blinds were not. It dawned on me that the “lines” were actually reflections of the branches on the tree out side my window.

Even though the blind is closed life outside my window is being reflected inside my home. This made me think of some conversations I’ve had over the past couple weeks with some close friends.

We don’t always realize the little things we say or do reflect on others. Both positively and negatively. Maybe it’s a word we share, a comment, a hug, a handshake (or right now a fist or elbow bump). But we do impact others.

I’ve seen this with my children, grandchildren and the people in my life. We imitate those we look up to whether we know it or not. Little things they (or we) say and do reflect on those around us.

Just like these tree branches leaving little shadow etches on my door, something I could not see directly, we too leave little etches on the door to peoples mind, thoughts, and heart.

Think about that as you move through your day for just a moment and be sure your light is reflecting positive images for others to see.


  1. Millie on January 13, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Frank, I enjoyed reading your Reflections blog. It’s nice to be reminded how things and people leave impressions on us. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading more!

    • Frank Deardurff on January 13, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you Mille, your feedback means much to me. In reply to your comment I think we need to be aware of the impressions that we maybe leaving on others through our actions and words. Either knowingly or unknowingly. Gestures, comforting words, simple gifts, random acts of kindness, those leave impressions as well.

  2. Paula Farris on January 14, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Very interesting way to share a profound truth. I love how you took the time to analyze what you were seeing instead of just brushing it off as what it appeared to be. That is something we should do with everything in life—see the actual things that are going on, whether in the natural world, relationships, our thoughts, or our spiritual lives. Thank you for sharing your Reflections.

    • Frank Deardurff on January 15, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you Paula for your comments, I appreciate them. Sometimes I’m a bit Leary of being to wordy but I tell myself there are no rules on your personal blog. Right? LOL, Thanks so much for your kind words.

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