Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
In the lady’s room where I work, I taped a piece of paper to the top of the mirror that states “Hello gorgeous, I am your reflection, please admire me” or something to that effect. I placed that there because I got so tired of women running from the mirror every time someone enters the bathroom. Why do women do that? Do men do that as well? That is what the mirror is there for; for you to check yourself out.
There are perfectly good reasons for you to look at yourself in the mirror. You could check for food particles that may be in between your teeth after lunch. Check out your hair, after coming inside from the outdoor elements. Making sure you look decent before your next meeting or maybe you need to reposition your contact lens. The list of reasons can go on and on. But, unless you are a total narcissus, why do you feel the need to have a reason?
It upsets me when people feel as though they aren’t allowed to feel good about themselves. Especially, when women feel that way about themselves. Women are so hard on themselves and on each other. We walk around shouting “Girl Power” and pretend to have each other backs as we secretly tear each other down. That type of mess needs to stop…seriously!
So, you are checking yourself out in the mirror. Why should you care about what someone else’s opinion of you matter? Why should you feel the need to slowly squash your self-esteem, just because someone else has let theirs get away from them? Singer Keri Hilson, who sings the song “Pretty Girl Rock” said it best “Envy is an ugly trait, get yourself together don’t hate”, “don’t hate me cause I’m beautiful.” The point is there is always going to be someone prettier, smarter, taller, and sexier than you. But, instead of being envious or disliking them for it, do something about it and get yourself together. If you don’t like something about yourself…fix it! Step your game up in the area you feel you need improvement.
You should never allow anyone to make you feel less than what you are, not unless you give them permission to and why on earth would you do that. Life is too short for you to be running around trying to get acceptance from others. You will never gain the acceptance of every person you desire to and by trying to get that acceptance you’re not allowing yourself to have a chance to show them or the world just how wonderful you are, imperfections and all. Actually, it is our imperfections which makes us uniquely beautiful in the first place.
It is time to make some changes on getting some much-needed confidence and fulfillment in your life by being who you are and loving who you are. Don’t worry about what you think everyone else sees when they look at you. Worry about what God sees and what you see every time you look in the mirror.
Now, go look into a mirror and repeat after me…Mirror, Mirror on the wall whose lovely reflection is that on the wall…