19 Jan Susan’s Sound Advice #439
I am starting this post with a poem that I love:
The Face In The Glass!
When you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what THAT face has to say.
For it isn’t your father or mother or spouse
Whose judgment upon you must pass;
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people might think you are a straight-shootin’ chum
And call you a wonderful guy or gal,
But the face in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look it straight in the eye.
That’s the one you must please, never mind all the rest,
For that’s the one with you clear up to the end.
And you know you have passed your most dangerous test
If the face in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
And get pats on your back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the face in the glass.
~ Dale Wimbrow ~
Moral of the poem? If one is not true to oneself, then they really can never truly be content. Sometimes we have to take a really good look in the mirror and notice if that person looking back is someone who needs to change for the better. We’ve been given a huge gift: A gift of a life span with the potential of 80 years. When you look at yourself in the mirror over these years, make sure you can smile and proudly state that you’ve done your best each day and lived your life according to your highest values and beliefs. Remember, the only opinion of yourself that really counts is your own.