I live alone. I don’t have a cat, or a fish, a hamster, or a roommate. It’s usually pretty nice, I can chill with no pants on and no-one asks any questions. Although for the most part I am slaving away at school or at work or doing homework in the library, occasionally I’ll take the time to enjoy myself, and hang out with my friends. Sometimes I’ll even have friends over at my apartment (crazy I know). And it’s in the last bit where the Bathroom Mirror Message Board Marker Writey Device Thing came about, while hanging out with my friends.
It actually came about with one friend in particular, my best friend Matt. You see, I was going through a rough part of my life, one where I was learning and growing, and facing some of the monsters from under the bed. And the thing was, the monsters were pretty sneaky. They are pretty good at making themselves look like nice safe fun happy things. And then they get you. We’ve all been gotten at some point or another, by some thing or another. It’s not fun, not fun at all. But there are good things that come from the bad things. There were several good things that came from this bad time for me. But by far the most important one is on the wall in my bathroom.
I woke up one morning while I was going through this time, and got started on my usual morning routine: stumbling into the kitchen, somehow managing to put on some coffee, missing the walls on the way to the bathroom. And then I saw it. On the mirror. I knew I didn’t write it. It took me about 2 seconds to put together in my drowsy state that Matt, who had been there the night before, had left it for me to find. It was Jeremiah 29-11, there on my bathroom mirror, staring at me with my own eyes. And there I stood, blinking, reading, thinking. Totally caught off guard. Exactly what I didn’t know I needed. In the next few days, I found a few more verses awaiting me on my mirror. And then I added, leaving a few messages for myself that I needed to be reminded of, or needed to remember. And then I got an idea.
Now, I do know of one other Bathroom Mirror Message Board in existence. It belongs to a girl I went out with back in high school, and quite frankly I’d forgotten about it until a few hours ago. I doubt it gets much use any more, but all those years ago when I saw it I thought it was a cool idea. And now I think it’s a just plain awesome idea. So I took a dry erase marker and wrote at the top of my bathroom mirror “Leave a message!”, and I hope anyone who finds themselves in my bathroom does so, whatever is on their mind.
Now some of you smart folks out there will be remembering the first line of my story here and think I may be a bit odd or crazy for having a message board for me, myself and I in my apartment. Matt commented on this exact thing earlier this evening, to which I replied, I want to be prepared for whenever someone ends up in my bathroom with a message on their mind.
I want to challenge all of you who have made it to the bottom of this post to do the same; start a Bathroom Mirror Message Board of your own. All you need is a dry erase marker, a bathroom, and a mirror. If you have roommates it could be even more fun, leaving messages for each other or whoever else uses your bathroom. And if you don’t, do it anyway! Leave messages for yourself, and see what your houseguests leave. Plus, who doesn’t love writing on mirrors with dry-erase markers?! It’s a way to brighten someones day who may need it. And no matter what, when you stand there after you get out of the shower and check yourself out in the mirror in all your glory (…be honest, we all do it), it will give you something else to look at. Thanks for reading, God Bless, and enjoy your Bathroom Mirror Message Boards!