Look In The Mirror
Sometimes life can really get us down…pretty soon, everything seems wrong with the world as it directly pertains to YOU. You suck, basically.
I can admit I am my harshest critic…and NOBODY can beat me up more viciously than I CAN. NOBODY. I hate those times when I fall into that awful place…the one that makes me feel like I just can’t win for losing, for Pete’s sake!
We all have times like that, on occasion, where we have no idea of our own power, goodness, or even ‘beauty.’
Me? Beautiful? Sure, if you have cataracts. I feel old, fat, washed up, over the hill, and unloveable as any human life form can feel about themselves.
It helps not, the fact that I am officially able and elderly enough to be a full-card-carrying member of AARP, which I cannot tell you, has been the goal since I was 35.
No! Not MY goal…AARP’s. They had the audacity to send me a “pre-membership” card when I turned 35. Talk about rounding up the herd and steering the cattle toward that slaughterhouse just up the road. Nice that this heifer got fattened up just in time.
When nary is heard, a discouraging word…and the cows grow plumper each dayyyyyyyy. See? Self-deprecating, is me. Such a hard habit to break.
Like the cigs I am determined to quit before too much longer. I have had it. No more. Don’t like smoking and will be so happy to break the chains that bind me to nicotine. Blech! I hate to stink. I am not fond of wheezing as I catch my breath after a little activity. I won’t be tossing nearly $8 at them twice a week.
Cheer up, I say to myself. I am bound to have a better view of things…tomorrow.
That’s why it helps me so much to hear a small word of encouragement, something which lends a little hope for the new day of tomorrow.
Tomorrow is just a day away. What a difference a day makes. One day at a time, Sweet Jesus. Sleep on it tonight, things always seem clearer in the morning.
Whatever the case…I always know that things can be a whole lot worse. So, yeah, they could also do to improve a little, too.
This song in the video clip helps me realize that one should not give up hope on one’s self just because of a dark, down day or two. There is plenty in you that will make tomorrow worthwhile. The beauty lies within you.
Just…Look In The Mirror, Baby.
©C.S. Thompson, 2014.