The Man (Or Woman) In The Mirror.

Woman holding a mirror. Attic red-figure pyxis...

I stared hard at the mirror, studying my well-shaped eyebrows. I smiled, I frowned – I did all sorts of things. Like widening my mouth to expose my teeth. I saw all my flaws and my only spectator was my twenty-four month old son.

Why was I doing that? You may wonder. I was doing a bit of soul-searching. During my ‘man in the mirror moment,’ all sorts of thoughts went through my head.

I have been hurt.

I have hurt other people (unknowingly!)

I have been fearful!

Others have robbed me of things.

I saw a fairly pretty woman (believe me I had to make serious effort)

I saw a kind-hearted woman.

I saw a lover.

I saw a wife.

I saw a mother.

I saw a friend.

I saw a woman who wanted to change the world in her own little way.

And then I saw other people as well.

My husband (I love him! even when he refuses to take out the trash!)

Friends, bloggers, writers, (even some of my characters crept in)

I saw the homeless, the orphans, the rich, the Queen, and I zoomed in.

And I saw myself.

And then the song of Michael Jackson slowly fills my mind ( I love his music!)

”I’m starting with the man in the mirror,

telling him to make a change!”

What about you? What do you see when you look in the mirror…

I love you guys, let’s all make a change!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

🙂 🙂

66 comments on “The Man (Or Woman) In The Mirror.

  1. Alastair says:

    You don’t want to know what I see when I look in the mirror

  2. We all tend to only look at the superficial when we look in the mirror. This is a good reminder that we are all so much more than our big nose, or blemishes, or crooked teeth. Thank you for this post.

  3. RoSy says:

    Mirror, mirror on the wall…

    Have a wonderful week too 🙂

  4. ioniamartin says:

    Beautiful and thoughtful.

  5. Hmm, Seyi, you know I am not a mirror person. I only look in when I have finished dressing for the over all effect, and even that only for a brief moment; or when I have to use eye brow pencil. Sub-consciously I don’t like seeing my fat face and body 🙂

    A beautiful post, my dear 🙂

  6. Uzoma says:

    Radiant thoughts, sis. At my quiet time I tend to ask myself question, too–some of them are listed in your piece. I sometimes get frustrated in the end, LOL.

    God bless you and your family and I wish you a blissful week ahead.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      And you too dear brother! It’s good to ensure that ‘the man in the mirror’ is making a difference. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of this week!
      Blessings. 🙂

  7. monika says:

    The mirror is many times deceiving . Only when you really look will you find the true thing . great post 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Monika! You’re right, the mirror can be deceiving but we can’t hide the truth from ourselves! I appreciate your comment and visit.
      Cheers. 🙂

  8. Ike says:

    “We” all need to look in the mirror of God’s Word. We don’t like to look in that one because it reveals us as sinners…horrible…lost sinners.

    The good news….

    There is a fountain filled with blood
    Drawn from Immanuel’s veins…
    And sinners…plunged beneath that flood…
    Lose all their guilty stains.

  9. Seyi, you write such deep and inspiring words. Very thoughtful too. Individually, we mean different things at different times. Its important that we all make the effort to make a positive change in every little way possibe. Thank you Seyi. Do have a great week.

  10. In the past I could not even look at my reflection; I would not allow myself to do so. Now I look and examine, and begin to like what I see. x

  11. A man with a self confidence but no miraculous results :/

  12. Seyi, when I look in the mirror I see a woman who feels younger than she looks, and loves her family more with each passing day. Lovely post by a lovely lady! 🙂

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Seyi sandra says:

      I see a woman filled with wisdom, grace and kindness! You’re an inspiration Wendy, and I appreciate your visit and comment. Thank you!
      Much love. 🙂

  13. optimisticgladness says:

    I read the book ” The ultimate weight loss solution.” In one of the chapters, the author made the reader get in front of the mirror, naked, and write down all the things that they are telling themselves. Whew. That was hard. Then he made us go back over our list and cross off what is not true. I wound up crossing out 7 out of 10 things. We are our worst critics, huh? Thank you for the uplifting post!

  14. jalal michael sabbagh. says:

    Awesome post.Nice way to reevaluate oneself .Thank you for liking my post ( In a day , In a month…..).Wishing you the best.jalal

  15. audrina1759 says:

    I have believed that everybody mirriors knows secrets,if they could talk…… that would be something.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Yeah Audrina, I’d never thought of that angle before, ‘Mirrors and Secrets! That would have been a great blog post!! Thanks for your comment and for stopping by!
      Much love. 🙂

  16. audrina1759 says:

    Sorry about the typo,I meant everybody’s . I love meeting other Nigerians here on wordpress. Take care. X

  17. Paul J. Stam says:

    Loved your “Mirror” post and since you ask what i see in the mirror – here it is.

    Mirror, Mirror
    by Paul J. Stam

    Within the confines of a funny place
    I always seem to find my face.
    Mirror, mirror on the wall,
    Why are you here and not the hall?

    Here you are in a room so bright
    Encased in chrome and make-up lights
    Reflecting cruelly what you see
    Rather than what I’d like to be.

    In the hall I could pass you by
    Rather than see through sleepy eye
    A face creased by sheet hard pressed
    Before I’ve washed and gotten dressed.

    Why not shut down for a little while
    Or at least indulge in kindly guile.
    And while you’re in that benign mood
    Show fifty years less, if you would.

    Copyright © 2012 by Paul J. Stam.
    All rights reserved

    And thanks so much for stopping by Paper, Mud and Me and liking, “River Congo – Chapter 6.” – Aloha – pjs.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Wow!! That was so pristine, cool, original (I’m lost for adjectives now!) Thank you for sharing this. I wish the mirror would ‘show fifty years less.’ Have a great weekend.
      Much love. 🙂

  18. Lady Lovely says:

    Wonderful post! I actually have a draft called the same thing, women in the mirror, about making changes, based off the MJ song! What are the odds 🙂 Love this one my friend. I hope your loving message continues to inspire many more people! Much love!

  19. seanbidd says:

    Love how what we give and share of ourselves with others unconditionally, it reflects back at us through their faces, changed circumstances, and joy of others. Our reflection is always out there, and about us, the stories it could tell, that we may never know, but can believe our reflection is out there, every moment.

  20. ledrakenoir says:

    Indeed very well written… 🙂

    “Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

    When I look in the mirror I demand of myself to see a person
    who basically treats others as he wants to be treated himself… 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      You’re right dear friend, the mirror means so many things. Looking at ourselves in the mirror would not reveal the conflict nor the courage with which we live our lives but the person we really wanted to be! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings. 🙂

  21. JK Bevill - Lost Creek Publishing says:

    Reblogged this on lost creek publishing.

  22. toad (chris jensen) says:

    I like the thought, I will think about it…. What do I see in the mirror?


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