Reflect What You Desire, Mirror What You Admire

_If you're searching for that one person that can change your life, look in the mirror_

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

  – Ernest Holmes

This is a great time to reflect back on what transpired for the past few months of our life. What happened to the goals or resolutions that you set for the year? Did you achieve them? Did you give up on them? Did you rise up or fall down?

When someone tells you it can’t be done, it’s more a reflection of their limitations, not yours.

  – Thegoodquote

Looking back helps us to see what we want to bring into our life. I trust that I deserve unconditional love. That I can have happiness and success every day in my life. That I can trust my wings and fly. I trust that I am right were I need to be, and that this year is going to be an amazing year.

My life is constantly under construction.  There’s always something to improve.

  – Unknown

If you look at your reflection in the water, you see the outer surface of you, looking back at you. But if you put your hand through the reflection, you can see what lies beneath. The question I always ask myself is “why am I doing this to myself? How can I do better?” Through the years of yo-yo dieting I have asked myself this question many times.

Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are.  You never know who was looking at you, wishing they were you.

  – Kushandwizdom

It is not the things that happened in my life that define me, but how I coped and adjusted through them, that made me who I am today. Somewhere along the way, weight became a protection. I release that. Somewhere along the way, my will power that had always controlled my life was crushed. I release that. I release the self destructive way of thinking.

You can be stunned, awakened, and changed by what happens to you, but choose to grow from it, and refuse to be reduced by it.

  – Unknown

Last year about half way through I hired a health coach because I haven’t been successful in losing it and keeping the weight off. So I ask myself “why am I regaining the weight?” The past few months new things have been brought up from the depths beneath the surface and released.

Self reflection is a humbling process.  It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things . . .   then better yourself.

  – Sonya Teclai

I am working on being a better person, and that includes my body, mind and soul. For whatever reason, the body fights back. So the reflection that I see right now, is showing me who I was. I am reflecting back to it, who I want to be.

The ability to honestly and quietly reflect on one’s life is one of the most powerful tools for personal growth.

  – Richard Carlson

I saw a photo the other day of Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford and it asked why it was ok for Harrison Ford to have aged, but not ok for Carrie Fischer – talking about 40 years ago when they filmed the first Star Wars movie to the new Star Wars movie. It is really sad that some of us feel the need to say negative things about how someone looks. Speaking as someone who is overweight I can testify that it doesn’t help me to lose weight. It doesn’t make me feel motivated to do anything positive. It just makes me feel depressed, because it is something that I am working on. I think Carrie Fischer is an amazing woman, who has had her struggles, just like all of us. She is courageous because she does it in the public eye, and says what she thinks. She is my hero.

When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy.  This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small.  My judgment called it disloyal.  Now I see it as self-loving.

  – Kim McMillen

It means that we can say this to our own reflection:  “I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else.  It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times.  It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do.  It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. 

I love you, means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them.

  – Jonathan Safran Foer

So what do I do when I see someone extremely gorgeous? I stare, I smile, and when I get tired of holding up the mirror, I put it down.  🙂

Once cannot give what he does not possess.  To give love one must possess love.  To love others you must love yourself.

  –  Leo Buscaglia

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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