Woman in the Mirror

Woman in the Mirror
The Woman in the Mirror poem appears in several versions.  While each is a little different, I have to give credit to those authors who have claimed ownership, including some “unknown authors”. The poem is also very similar to the message in the late Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror” where he says:

“If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change”

I found this version of the Woman in the Mirror hiding out in my quotes folder and want to share it with you.

The Woman In The Mirror: Author Unknown

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you Queen for a day.

Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
and see what that woman has to say.

It isn’t your father or mother or spouse
Whose judgment upon you must pass

The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.

Some people might think you’re a straight-shootin’ chum,
and call you a wonderful gal.

But the woman in the glass says you’re only a bum,
if you can’t look her straight in the eye.

She’s the person to please, never mind all the rest, she’s with you right up till the end.

You’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test if the gal in the glass is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
and get pats on the back as you pass.

But your final reward will be heartache and tears if you’ve cheated the woman in the glass.

Hmmm…something to think about.

The poem reminds me of how we so often place more emphasis on what others think about us than the fact that it’s more important to be able to look in the mirror and like what YOU see.

The person whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass

Please share your thoughts about this poem or one of your favorites in the comment section.

And, for more information about loving the woman in the mirror, I invite you to check out my book, Master the Genie Within: Uncover, Embrace and Celebrate the Real You.

25 Quotes to Spark “Aha” Moments

QuoteQuotes are a staple in my self care and inspiration tool box. For years, I’ve collected inspirational quotes that elicit and spark those illusive “‘aha” moments. Here are some of my favorite quotes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. —Napoleon Hill
  • Sometimes you’ve just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you. —Phil McGraw
  • Be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. —Marcel Proust
  • The purpose of life is to live it to taste experience to the utmost to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” —Mary Anne Radmacher
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. —Maya Angelou
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. —Marianne Williams
  • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. —Buddha
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.—Aristotle
  • Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose–and commit myself to–what is best for me. —Paulo Coelho
  • …Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. —Victor Frankl
  • Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  — Carl Sandburg
  • Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic. —Anonymous
  • I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand. —Chinese Proverb
  • There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. —Author Unknown
  • The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them. — Maya Angelou
  • Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. —Dr. Dale Turner
  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. —Les Brown
  • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. —Thich Nhat Hanh
  • It is never too late to be who you might have been. —George Eliot
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. —Richard Bach
  • Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. —Benjamin Franklin
  • Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would love it if you would share some of your favorite quotes in the comment section.

And, for even more inspiration and self-care tips to live your best life, I invite you to get my latest book, Master the Genie Within: Uncover, Embrace and Celebrate the Real You.