“Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good – on your mirror!”
– Susan Jeffers –
I love this quote above and posted it on my Facebook status some time ago and then this week my friend who sends out inspirational quotes shared it as well.
Then I came across this poem below and I thought, “Wow, 2 messages this week reminding me to be true to myself and love myself first.”
Some might say coincidental, I say it is the Universe’s way of sending me a message. It is what I needed to take note of at this time. And I’m glad I’m listening.
I’m going to spend some time making my guy in the glass happy.
The Guy In The Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf,
And the world makes you King for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that guy has to say.
For it isn’t your Father or Mother or Wife,
Who judgement upon you must pass.
The feller whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the guy staring back from the glass.
He’s the feller to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may be like Jack Horner and “chisel” a plum,
And think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the guy in the glass.
©Dale Wimbrow, 1934.