Do I see whom I want to see in the mirror?

Rory asks;

Do you see who you wish to see when you look in the mirror?

The answer to Rory’s question would have been different 10 years ago.

10 years ago I was still trying to be a different person from who I really was.

The last decade was a time of change and it also taught me a lot of valuable lessons.

I won’t go into the details of the upheaval that we faced as a family, but it did put things into proper perspective for me.

Appearances are not important, health is.

Circumstances can change in a short while turning your world upside down.

Don’t take anything for granted.

Appreciate each and every blessing.

Family comes first.

When you face difficult situations, God also gives you strength to face them.

So now when I look in the mirror, I see a woman almost 60, not looking too bad for her age, (perhaps could do with some weight loss), in reasonable health, active, and at ease with herself and the world around her. I like this woman that I see in the mirror because she has learned to accept life as it is and lives in the now. She is now a realist with her faith firmly grounding her existence.

So yes, to answer Rory’s question, I am satisfied with the person I see in the mirror. She is who I wish to be.



25 thoughts on “Do I see whom I want to see in the mirror?

  1. It took me some time to figure this out too. I used to think everyone had it all figured out and I was the only one who was trying to fit in or struggling. The older I get the more I realize everyone has their own issues, so I shouldn’t feel bad for not being perfect because nobody is perfect. It’s good to work on yourself and grow but it’s important to do this from a place of acceptance and love not self-hatred.

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    1. You’ve said it so well. We do have to accept ourselves first so that it’s easier for others to do so too. We all go through this process. So get there earlier while others take more time. Thanks


    1. Thank you so much Radhika. You’re absolutely right my friend. Life is only worth living when we accept all its realities and try to be as positive as we can.


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