Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

When I look into the mirror, I see the same things as you do: imperfections, flaws and things we’d like to change. We are our worst critics and we can be very unkind to ourselves. Be nice to that person you see in the mirror; remember you are a creation of God; unique, irreplaceable and of infinite value. You are special–just like everyone else in the world!

We should not compare ourselves with others for there will always be those who are prettier and those who are not as pretty. Rather, we should be our very own best. Look after ourselves, take care of ourselves and forgive ourselves, too. Have you ever found yourself disparaging yourself and telling yourself some nasty things? I know I have and then I think to myself, “I am a child of God created in His image and He loves me.”

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More important than outward beauty is a loving heart. More important than gorgeous hairdos and exquisite jewellery are kindness and compassion. Love shining through our eyes, joy flashing in our smile and tender words coming from our lips makes us desirable and attractive. A bitter, scornful face is uncomely. Angry, venomous words are like darts in the heart.

A smiling face looks so much lovelier than a frown. A smile takes little energy and is so easy to give someone. Kind words are like soft music and soothes the soul.

What you think about yourself is more important than what others think of you. Don’t let the opinions of what others think of you affect you – unless their opinions are good!!

Never compare yourself to anyone else.             You are one-of-a-kind!

Here’s something to write on your mirror.

You are beautiful!

you are beautiful

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Linkup with Patti at VISIBLE MONDAY

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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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33 Responses to Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  1. What a fantastic idea :)))) LOve every single picture and every single outfit of yours :))))) Your red dress is just AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How absolutely beautiful you look !!!! Anyway with your perfect figure it’s not surprising :))))) LOveley, just LOvely :)))) Kisses – Margot :)))

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words Margot! Perfect figure? Not when I look in the mirror, but I must remind myself to be thankful. This has been in my drafts from almost the beginning of when I started my blog. It’s something that is we need to remind ourselves and worth repeating, especially as the years go by and we are bombarded with photoshopped young models in fashion magazines and on the Internet that show women who we can never look like in real life. They don’t even look like that in real life. lol

      You are so beautiful!
      ❤️carmen

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  2. jacqui says:

    Enchanting post and I love all the reflective photos – fab idea. x Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Jacqui! It’s been in my drafts for a long time and I’ve been collecting mirror photos for the day I finally post this. 🙂

      Smiles are magical! 🙂
      ❤️carmen

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  3. Patti says:

    Thank you for posting this uplifting and inspiring post, Carmen! Many of us are so hard on ourselves. And thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo

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  4. Looking good! I hadn’t heard from you for a while, but it seems everything is great!

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  5. Hi Carmen, it is very easy to see the flaws in that person in the mirror but we do need to be nice as you say. We are all creations of God he knows every hair on our head. We need to be kinder to The Stranger for sure.I smile can be better than a thousand words to someone. You are beautiful! Have a lovely day hugs Terri❤

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Terri! We are all like flowers in God’s garden, each with its own beauty! We are God’s handiwork and when we complain about our looks we are criticizing His artwork!

      Smiles and hugs! 🙂
      ❤️carmen

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  6. josep-maria says:

    My dear Carmen, it is impossible that when looking at the mirror you see imperfections, you do not! Someone more beautiful? Impossible! It is evident that inner beauty is very important and fundamental for a pleasant life, but in that you are also the most beautiful. Your personality is something wonderful. Your smile, the calm expression of your face, the delicacy of your movements and, especially, your conscience and your compassion, make you be precious! As in the story of Snow White, when you look in the mirror and ask who is the most beautiful, all the mirrors respond at the same time … Carmen!

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    • carmen says:

      Dear Josep-Maria, you make my heart smile! 🙂 I always appreciate your encouragement! Thank you kindly for your sincere compliment! 🙂

      Somriure gran per a tu! 🙂
      ❤️carmen

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  7. I will keep repeating to myself, “I am one of a kind!”

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  8. purpleslob says:

    Thank you Carmen!! So important to remember all of this!! I love all the interesting backgrounds you always find for your photo shoots!!

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  9. Those words are so true. Love yourself and stop comparing yourself to others…you aren’t them, you are you! Great post.

    https://www.bluelabelsboutique.com
    https://www.fashionnotfear.com

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  10. thebellestyle says:

    This is so heart warming Carmen, thank you

    xoxo,
    BELLA
    https://thebellestyle.wordpress.com/

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  11. utesmile says:

    What a lovely post and if we smile in the mirror like you do it comes back and it feels good. We were created as we are, what is there not to like. As Jodie said unfortunately it does take time to figure that out. Everyone is beautiful and our inner values are so important and make us more beautiful. Wonderful post Carmen, thank you! ♥

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  12. finbarsgift says:

    What lovely mirror pictures, dear Carmen!!
    And… you are soooo right ⚘⚘⚘
    Take care, Lu

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  13. Jodie says:

    You are so right, Carmen, and why does it take us so long to figure this out???
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      Better late than never! That’s one of the things that I love about blogging! We encourage and inspire each other, build one another up and have a positive influence on each other.

      Keep smiling, you do it so well, 🙂
      ❤️carmen

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