Ever look at yourself in the mirror and hate what you see staring back at you?
Maybe your skin looks ruddy causing you to look worn out and old, you found a new wrinkle at the corner of your eye, the cheap boxed hair dye is wearing out and your grays are starting to show again so you quickly grab your tweasers or your muffin top is a little more “muffiny”(not a word, I know) because you went overboard on the carbs and now you can’t quite button those jeans so you reach for your buttery Lularoes. I get these types of reflections more often than not causing me to feel every one of those 45 years of life here on earth.
I used to play these silly games with mirrors. I avoided them. I would pretend that the big one covering the wall in our bathroom didn’t exist and I would keep the lights off just in case I happen to glance in that direction and see something I would regret. I liked the water extra hot so that the steam covered the mirror adding what I would consider “extra protection” because nothing is worse than seeing a naked and sopping wet version of yourself. Anyway, you get the point.
What the world considers the “ideal” woman is so unrealistic that even the “ideal” woman isn’t “ideal” at all because she is airbrushed to the point of un recognition! I stopped wasting money on beauty magazines a long time ago. I’m not gonna waste my carb eating, cellulite self flipping through a bunch of fakeness, don’t have time for that nonsense and neither should you.
Look Ladies, God doesn’t make mistakes… okay? We are all beautiful in our own unique way and yes, even in our “imperfections”. Next time you step in front of a mirror and your mind starts with the negativity just tell the devil to shut up and start looking at things in a different light, Gods light. The gray hairs represent your time here on Earth and all the things that you have been through, the wrinkles are unique to you, each line made just so to represent time passed, the “muffin top” might be from the womanly art of giving life to a child and the worn look is from the worry you feel for the people you love the most because your love is unconditional. Next time you step in front of the mirror just say “thank you God for making me….me”.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)