5th September, #Project Positive. Mirror, Mirror…

10517519_800216670012180_7033491521976930979_n
When I look in the mirror, I see…
A strong woman, and an impudent child. I look into my eyes and affirm, “look love, I know you haven’t had much rest. I know all about your pain. You can do today, you can! I will talk you through the steps, and even estimate how many hours it shall be before you get to have blessed rest. Remember how good it feels to lay down after a productive day? You can do this! You can!” That is the first thing I do every morning when looking in the mirror. I refuse to pay mind to creases and sags and wrinkles and pimples. If I wanted that sort of attention to detail, I would be sitting beneath either a cosmetician’s or plastic surgeon’s microscopic mirror. The eyes, and the smile, that is all that matters. As long as they are set for the day, the rest can be discounted. I pat a little jojoba or rosehip oil onto my visage, and off I go. I first saw my daughter studying her face in the mirror at six. Really studying it, as though they were becoming acquainted for the first time. I have her art and pretty hairbands and clips arranged around the rectangular bathroom mirror. I believe it is time to put up some affirmations too. I have practiced a lot of self-loathing in my time. I have starved myself and binged. When I was underweight, my parents said nothing. Scars and a rotund tummy were commented on, after weeks in bed after surgery. The state of my being after exiting a body cast. The puffiness of my face after steroid injections. Was I going to join the critique and wound myself further? No! I decided the most rebellious thing I could do was to discount the commentary, and certainly not join in. I have loved myself with stitches in my face, with black eyes, teeth that have fallen out due to medications, a body that gained a few stone and a body that became a puffer-fish. I decided that I had to love it all, or I wasn’t practicing self-love, rather conditional approval. It is tough and uncomfortable to look into your eyes at first. To say kind things to yourself. It won’t feel natural. I promise you, that if you keep doing it, it will become a ritual, performed without thinking. It helps to seal the wounds this world inflicts upon us. This world has enough critics. Become an encourager, and start with yourself!
photo 5 photo 2 photo 1 (1)

Advertisements

One thought on “5th September, #Project Positive. Mirror, Mirror…

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

Something So True

Express who you are, but never forget who you are!

New Lune

A blog full of tips, inspiration and freebies!

Alphe's Corner

Recipes, DIY, health, random lifestyle thoughts & more.

Plucking Of My Heartstrings

Blogging on a variety of things that pluck at the hearts' emotions & more

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

WaterCoolerRealEstate.com

Buyers. Sellers. Investors!

Live Love Quiz

Quizzes and Articles to help you discover more about life and love

tvipad8

Just another WordPress.com site

Viral Images

viral quotes and pictures

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

I have Malignant Melanoma, my son had Testicular Cancer

THE DREAM MAKER

Poem and motivational stories

Elves Choice

Holiday Bargains & Recipes

Chateau de Me.

Medium-bodied with just a hint of rambling.

Narnold Knows

No Bullsh*t Life Advice: Self-Love, Mental Health, Life, LGBTQ+, Travel

whisp3rs

"For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.” —Catherine Drinker Bowen

VeganBajan.com

Vegan Recipes & Tips

%d bloggers like this: