“The mirror is the worst judge
of true beauty.” ~Sophia Nam
Have you looked in a mirror lately?
You were probably looking for something:
spinach stuck in your teeth from lunch,
a stain on your shirt, another laugh line.
Mirrors and the Fun House
You might be able to see those things.
Mirrors do a fair job of reflecting back
those physical things.
Although your mood and mental health
can cause distortions in what you perceive,
turning your mirror into a fun house carnival
experience where you don’t even recognize
Mirrors Can’t Do It All
Mirrors might be able to show you
(sometimes) what you look like.
I thought it would be fun to remind
you of what your mirror can never
Mirrors can’t show you how adaptable,
adventurous, affable, affectionate,
agreeable, ambitious, amiable, amicable,
amusing, brave, bright, broad-minded,
calm, careful, charming, communicative,
compassionate, conscientious, considerate,
convivial, courageous, courteous, creative,
decisive, determined, diligent, diplomatic,
discreet, dynamic, easygoing, emotional,
energetic, enthusiastic, exuberant, fair-
minded, faithful, forceful, frank, friendly,
funny, generous, gentle, good, gregarious,
hard-working, helpful, honest, humorous,
imaginative, impartial, independent,
intelligent, intuitive, inventive, kind,
loving, loyal, modest, neat, nice, optimistic,
passionate, patient, persistent, pioneering,
philosophical, polite, powerful, practical,
pro-active, quick-witted, rational, reliable,
resourceful, romantic, self-confident, self-
disciplined, sensible, sensitive, sincere,
sociable, straightforward, sympathetic,
thoughtful, tough, understanding, versatile,
warmhearted, and witty you are.
(Thanks to The English Club for this amazing
list of adjectives to choose from!)
Remember this the next time you look in
What it can’t show you is more
important than what it can.
Unless, of course, you have a piece of
spinach stuck in your teeth!
This week in A Year to Change, we are
tackling how to talk to yourself when you
are in front of your mirror in the chapter
called Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall.
If you diss yourself in the mirror, you’re
doing way more harm than good. Come
join me in learning how to stop this form