Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Mirror Mirror on the wall....

What is beauty?
For a woman it may mean her figure, hair, face, legs, breast, everything external. At least that is what society looks at. And we look at that as well. We comb our hair, put on makeup, paint our nails, workout (or at least try), we diet (or at least try) What's wrong with being beautiful on the outside, absolutely nothing as long as it doesn't define who you are.
Read these words from a song written and sung by BarlowGirl
Mirror, Mirror on the wall; Have I got it?
'Cause Mirror you've always told me who I am
I’m finding It’s not easy to be perfect
So sorry, you won’t define me
Sorry, you don’t own me

I have to remind myself of this. Gone are the days of size 6 and long thick curly black hair. I'm over the size 6 thing, there will come a time when I'll have the time to workout, but with two toddlers it ain't happening anytime soon.
Now my hair... Eddie used to say he loved my hair. I used to love my hair...but slowly it's fading away. I've been cursed by genetics. I remind myself that beauty is who I am in the Lord. I've got to work on this one.
Am I a beautiful person?
Do I shine the love and light of Jesus?
Sometimes I'm not. When I yell at someone, or am short with someone, or sarcastic...
Othertimes,I do. When I'm generous, or smile, or help others without a thought to myself.
Mirror I am seeing a new reflection
I’m looking into the eyes of He who made me
To Him I have beauty beyond compare

1 comment:

tammara said...

Michelle -
You are definitely a beautiful person. (And though it's weird, I like sarcastic me - as long as I'm not completely mean and sarcastic, lol...)