The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
In between the moon cradles the starts with its glow
As some sleep and others wake
To gaze in the mirror at a face
Which may look back into matching eyes with a surprise
The surprise of……
HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU AWAKEN AND WONDERED TO YOURSELF WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE. Well, I am going to share a story with you. One day I looked in the mirror and could only stare in awe for I was elated that I was no longer the person I use to be and amazed by where I am now. See, I am a fairly young single mother who does not have the financial support that others may from family, friends, or the father.
I have always worked hard and believed in sacrificing in order to make my dreams come true. However, I have had friends lie on me to the point of ruining relationships and creating false images of my character. I have experienced and seen the death of the most important men in my life sense the first day of kindergarten. I have been violated by others who wanted to indulge in my beauty. I have been abused and I have been abandoned.
But through it all I have remained in love with my self. I recognized that I can not control the actions of others and that the truth of the core of my essence will always grow and shine. I learned to forge through the difficulties and continue on my journey with excitement because I love me.
Therefore, I work super hard to ensure that no matter what I progress and handle all my responsibilities with joy. As a mother, my son is provided all that he needs and some that he desires because he is a reflection of myself and the love that I have for me is even greater for him. As a mother, I have developed a deeper compassion for the situations of others because I understand how one can sometimes sit and just wonder what the heck am I doing. Or why is it like this? Can I do better? It is normal for us to look at ourselves at times and ask these questions but the real one is how do we love ourselves.
Once we recognize that the power of self love allows us to give love to others we will look in the mirror with awe. The awe is the reality that everyone can not forge through because the love they once had has diminished due to allow externals to determine the internal. Some of us have struggled with separating from people and situations that were and are toxic to our own well being. We have entered situations without realizing the impact that it may have on our lives. We have rushed through opportunities because we have mixed thoughts as to what is and is not for us.
However, when we love ourselves we gain new clarity as to what it is that we need and those who depend on and love us need. We are able to see our own greatness, our features are perfect in every way because they give of uniqueness from others. Our voice has a tone to it that draws those who need to be in our lives to us while repelling the ones that mean us no good. Our inner gut feelings are guides to what decisions to make when faced with challenges or choices. Our talents are given to us by the Creator for us to enjoy and share with others. We are given experiences so that we can help others who may be questioning or experience similar circumstances. We cry because it is healing. We become angry because of frustration. We rejoice because of pleasure. We are perfect and beautiful with all of our attributes and we have the power to change the attributes which we deem necessary to change.
In order to love ourselves there is one thing that we must do on a regular basis and that is take time to be with ourselves so that we can understand and appreciate who we are.
I hope that you know how great you are and are able to share it with the world because you deserve to share your greatness!