It is a journey and a process for many of us
to find ourselves and learn to accept ourselves
flaws and imperfections and all.
We MUST do so.
I had a little wall plaque once that said it all.
It always made me think of my father and I'm proud of the life lessons I learned
from both he and my mother about honesty and integrity and who I am.
The poem always served as a reminder.
The poem on the plaque read:
The Man In The Mirror
If you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say
For it isn't a man's father, mother or wife
Whose judgement upon him must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in his life
Is the man staring back from the glass
He's the fellow to please, never mind the rest
For he's with you clear up to the end
And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward wil be heartache and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass
It's a poem that has served me throughout my whole life
and all I can say is that it's TRUE.
YOU are the person you have to live with at the end of all things
so if you DON'T see someone you LIKE in the glass
perhaps it is long overdue time for some CHANGES.