Mirror Mirror on the Wall

9 06 2011

As each of us focuses on becoming our own Divine Design for 2011 with Proverbs 31: 10-31 as our blueprint.  Today we begin our look at our next key toward getting there which is– Sprucing Up The Outside!

This month we move our discussion from inside of the house (ourselves) to sprucing up the outside. However, before we can really talk about how the outside looks, we must first talk about how we feel about what we see when we look in that mirror.  Why?  Because how we feel really boils down to how we see ourselves.

When you think of it, how we feel about ourselves is often formed by so many factors that actually have nothing to do with you.  Our self image is often defined by the images we see in magazines and on TV screens.  It is often formed by things family, friends, teachers, neighbors, business associates etc.. have said to us or about us.   What I want to do in this moment is challenge us to forget about all that other stuff and let us each become the author of our own definition that defines how we see ourselves.  Yes we all know that people often make assumptions about who we are based solely on how we look on the outside.  If that is the case, I ask you, what assumptions do you want folks to make when they see you?  Yes it is that easy! It is as simple as you making the choice and then designing your exterior to reflect that choice.   Thinking about this from the perspective of the Proverbs 31 woman…

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. – Proverbs 31: 26 & 27

You see a wise woman holds the remote control to her own life.  I know you are thinking remote control?  Well what does a remote control do for a TV, it changes the channel. So I am charging each of us to take back our remote and change our own channel as we do have a choice toward feeling good or bad about who we each are.  STOP letting others define you!  Take back your remote and YOU define yourself by making simple choices every morning; like to comb or not to comb your hair. This conversation is not about wearing Jimmy Choo, Donna Karan or Cole Hahn but what it does have to do with, is how you put yourself together. You see you must watch over your own ways and how you are defined and NOT allow others to dictate that for you. 

If you don’t like your current image, to do nothing about it is indeed to sit idle and a Proverbs 31 woman is dictated to by NO ONE.  She sets her own path and blazers her own trails.  So, do you like what ya see in the mirror?    If not, do something about it!  If you are having issues with you skin, call a dermatologist, buy some proactive or RX for Brown skin – don’t sit idle.  If you want to loose some weight, join the gym or weight watchers – don’t sit idle.  If you don’t like your wardrobe, enlist one of your girlfriends that is a snazzy dresser and ask her for her for help or write to the TV show on TLC What Not To Wear – do something, don’t sit idle!!!!  Don’t just accept being less you’re your best!    After all, it is the choices we make that dictate the life we live…so what will you choose.  Not just today but every day for the rest of your life.  Today is the day that you begin to make a choice to do something to enhance the landscape of YOU and as you do, YOU WILL look in that mirror and be happy with what is staring back at you!

 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”-Aristotle

 “There are always two choices.  Two paths to take.  One is easy.  And its only rewards is that it’s easy.” – unknown

 “Life is change.  Growth is optional.  Choose wisely.”-  unknown

 When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.  ~William James





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9 06 2011
Mirror Talks Blog

Choice Mirror…

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