To reflect means to cast back.
Whether you're staring at a reflective pane of glass or a muddy puddle, what you're seeing is the crystallization of all past occurences that have culminated in the you-of-now. This you-of-now is being mirrored back into your own span of vision. Unlike the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day grind in which you become enveloped in all the matters of the world and everyone else watches as you briskly pass, you now get a chance to see yourself and remember how you became this individual.
Though 2015 has already begun in many parts of the world, as the remaining ticks and tocks escape us here in America, I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to see yourself. Reflect on yours highs and lows of 2014, celebrate your successes and failures, and prepare yourself for a new chapter in which I wish you all wealth, health and prosperity.