Image in the Mirror

Life is like a mirror. A mirror reflects what you look like, and the uncomfortable truth is – you cannot argue with what you see. What you see is what others see too. Mirrors do not lie. A dirty mirror shows a blur version of yourself. So, if you look in a mirror and you do not like what you see – do not blame the mirror.

As children we were excellent at playing dress up putting on our parent’s clothes. We looked in the mirror and mastered the art of role-playing. We had no fashion sense as we put together anything that was easily accessible while having lots of fun among ourselves. Looking into the mirror made it the highlight of the moment as it drew lots of laughter as we cleverly imitated the owner of the outfits.

When we were children, we imitated what we saw, who we saw, and how we viewed it. As children we mimicked every character good or not so good in our village/community. The more accurate you were to bring the character to close likeness is more laughter and accolades you received and the longer your performance lasted.  

Life is a stage that we must all cross over whether you an introvert or an extrovert. Whether you fail or pass. Once your heart is beating the camera is recording your every move even if you are camera shy. When we were children we behaved like children and dress up was the game, but we are no longer children.

If you look in the mirror and you do not like what you see, you have no one to blame but yourself. Mirrors do not lie. We are now grown ups. We are the ones fortunately or unfortunately the next generation will be mimicking and playing dress up.

As adults we should be seeing things more clearly. We are not squinting peering through the windows of our childhood bedrooms looking on at others. We are now the main actors while we are being judged by others whether it appeases you or not. A child somewhere will be mimicking you and I as they observe our characters. Will it be positive, or will it be for laughter? Only you and I know the answer.

To be fully transparent we need to trust God to help us to be fountains of life rather than fountains of hate and deception. We do not see clearly all the time while fighting off darkness, but continuous improvement is better than trying to be perfect. No secrets are hid. On our final day all our best kept secrets will be revealed.

There is nothing we can magically do to erase yesterday but we can stop ourselves from falling down a very deep well of regrets. As we breathe right now, someone just took their last breath. Sometimes, we never get to say “goodbye” but saying “hello” is a great way to start a new day.

Someone said, “If you are looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.”

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