Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mirror Image

I have.
You know, there's a lot we don't see about ourselves.
I have always hoped that I could have a friend who was honest enough and blatant enough with me to tell me what my shortcomings are. I have wished for someone to point out when I do something stupid, or selfish, or hurtful. To tell me if there is something about my personality that may offend others. Or, sometimes, just to tell me to shut the hell up.
But friends like that are nearly non-existent.
I think to meet myself and be able to see myself from someone else's point of view could be some of the best insight that I could ever ask for. To see, for myself, what others really see.

Being able to see our own flaws would not be the only benefit.
We would also be able to see the good that people see in us that maybe we overlook. Maybe when someone tells us that we are beautiful/smart/funny/etc., we don't quite believe them. Are you guilty of that, too? But if we could see ourselves through that other persons eyes, maybe we wouldn't be so judgmental of ourselves. Maybe we could believe that they were telling the truth.

Just something to think about. ;)

*Thanks, Jen, for always posting the greatest quotes and words of wisdom over on Bits of Truth. You rock.


Dawn said...

What a great post...and so good to think upon!
I needed this tonight...so needed it. I have a lot of mirror-ing to do...(sigh).

annelise said...

Nail on the head, you hit it. I'd love to see myself from someone else's point of view. I never believe it when someone compliments me and that's really sad. It'd be nice to see what they see.

Have a great weekend, miss :0

Sarah Klassen said...

This is so true, and thank you for saying it. I've thought about this myself, but really, have also considered the fact that perhaps everyone sees things differently? Maybe what one person finds endearing another does not? Right?

However, it would be nice to know a few things :)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, Jo!

xx, Sarah

p.s thank you so much for the lovely comments, always. I really appreciate them.

la la Lovely said...

Def something to think about. So many times we are way to hard on ourselves and others see us in such a different light!
ps - love the pic of you and your hubs