Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's Just Me


Awhile ago I put some old PJs on before watching a movie with my husband. I looked in the mirror and I liked what I saw. It was just me, my 50 year old face and body.  I always find some fault or flaw in my reflection and I always have something negative run through my head. Tonight I just didn't. I don't know why. I was actually happy to look and see me looking back. Now I do not know what happens to everyone else when they look in the mirror. I don't know if I'm different or not, but I'm not sure if the way I felt about my reflection has ever happened to me before.
Sometimes there are little miracles in my life. Sometimes grace shows itself in soft perfection.

15 comments:

Rob said...

If one can look in the mirror and love what they see then they are living a wonderful journey. Glad to hear a ticket was not issued. That is good karma working for you!..

Steve E. said...

There must come a moment or a time in every life, when that magic begins to take place. A life being well-lived. Good relationships with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers
usually signal a beginning of this era--and you are there, girl! And I am glad I 'know' you.

Peace!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I simply l♥ve this post!!!

Syd said...

I like what you write about grace showing itself in soft perfection. Awesome thought.

boots said...

KUDOS! I have had that happen a couple times, it is nice that our mirror only show waist up though LOL~
Love the road you are on! the wind truly catching the smile in your soul! Life is good

Lou said...

Your looking just fine! Actually you are looking *hot* --especially with leather on that motor scooter!

clean and crazy said...

i like the feeling of looking in the mirror and being satisfied with my reflection, imperfections and all. i am glad you found that too.

Tall Kay said...

What a special moment, when we can see the beauty that others have seen all along. When we change on the inside, the beauty radiates!

I'll bet you're really sexy in leather too :o)

kberman said...

"To see ourselves as others see us" and still like what we see is to know what self-love truly is. How can we love anyone if we don't love ourselves? I, too, was stopped by a policeman and allowed to leave because I actually decided not to be a smart-aleck.

I was wrong and had decided to accept my fate. So by deciding it is ok for me to be wrong, I was released with a warning.

I am grateful that we have policemen and women there to protect and guide us.

Love to you, Kathy
kathyberman.com.

Odd Chick said...

This was so sweet and wonderful. I'm 50 also this year and I totally got this post. Every now and then the "girl" looking back in the mirror winks at me.

Zanejabbers said...

That my dear is self acceptance. Congratulations.

Akannie said...

Awww...geeez....

No wonder I love you so much!!!!!!!

Gin said...

This is beautiful Jenn. That has happened to me once or twice and it is such a wonderful feeling! You rock!

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Yep,we can learn to love reflection once we learn to love our hearts,spirits and mind..Nice post,Jenn xo

enchantedoak said...

I echo Steve E: You experienced that moment of serenity that comes from a well-lived life, filled with self-acceptance and grace. I kind of enjoyed the chubby but stylin' person in the mirror this morning, saw not so much the flaws, but more of the woman I want to be.
Loved your post.
Chris A