When you look in a mirror what do you tell your self?
Do you tell yourself positive words like the words from Aibilene Clark in the movie- The Help:
“You is kind”
“You is smart”
“You is important”
I asked this question on Social Media and Roselomon responded that she told herself that she was favored. I appreciated that. That mindset I believe makes opportunities happen- calling things into existence. I really like that.
In Snow White, the evil queen often asked, “Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest in the land? The mirror would respond “My queen, you are the fairest in the land.” You can Google Snow White and read about it.
This episode is not about Snow White, it is about me. This week is my birthday week and I have been thinking.
I went to Ross to find a dress for an event and for the first time in a long time, I really looked at myself in the mirror!
It was a full-length mirror.
I have not had to buy a dress for a while- no major event requiring a new dress and all. For other activities, I have got tops, and pants and my good ol' pair of jeans!
You might ask, why.
WHY is this important?
I knew I had gained weight after having my Lil one and I will tell you, we have moved two states in the past 3 years too. And would be moving again, I started school and so on...
And I have to add I worked nights! Some of the baby weight I lost before that job came back with love and a vengeance
I knew where the coffee and donut spots were and the kept me company in my bid to stay awake working nights.
Guys life happened!
Does this relate to you or anyone?
I did try on a couple of dresses and bought one, a top and a pair of pants. I loved the dress. I also noticed I had dropped a dress size from when I got a dress in December. That was worth rejoicing. I ended up returning the dress the next day.
I loved that dress, it was aquamarine and the cut of the dress was just what I liked. I could dress it up or down and wear it to any occasion. I returned it because it did not suit my goals!
When I stood before that full-length mirror, I saw myself. For some reason, this time I really saw myself.
-I love who I am- a child of God fearfully and wonderfully made.
-I love my kiddo and my husband and I know that I am loved.
I am not being a steward of what God had given me by neglecting to take care of myself. I work in a hospital and have seen that some things can be prevented. I am also not helping my joints by carrying all this weight so I have decided to begin again.
I am not going on a diet, this is a mindset change and discipline about food and exercise.
Hebrews 12: 11 states: “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”
This will entail discipline and by God’s grace, I am ready for it.
Would you join me? If your answer is yes, message me here on Instagram or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have changed your lifestyle and it has helped you, please share with me and the readership of this blog and podcast!
I end with this
Do you remember Micheal Jackson's Man in the Mirror song? He began with
I'm gonna make a change,
For once I'm my life
It's gonna feel real good,...
I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer...
So I ask you when you look in the mirror, what do you tell your self? I am hoping you see yourself and say that
Just as you are; you my dear are absolutely loved- John 3:16