Today I need to write about the one person that has the greatest impact on your life. This person is always there helping you to pick up the pieces. This person can be brave and give you the courage to stand up and face your fears. This person listens to you, supports you, and comforts you when you feel all alone. This person knows you, grows with you, and can be your best friend or your worst enemy. This person is you!
Looking back at that person and really see that person in all its glory and beauty can change your life forever. There may have been mistakes you’ve made or wrongs you’ve done. Who hasn’t? The important thing is to own those mistakes, move one, and make better choices. It’s all up to you.
You can place blame on your circumstances. You can say you’ve been dealt some really crummy cards in life. I won’t pretend I know how you feel. But in the end, no matter what has been done to you it’s up to you to believe that you can make it better.
Inspirational stories like Elizabeth Smart and Michelle Knight come to mind on how to take crummy cards and turn them into winning hands. These women suffered the worst imaginable and survived. It’s their story that can make you sit back and realize I too am a survivor.
Look back at that mirror and know you are here for a reason. Know that there’s a light inside of you that longs to be shared with the world. You have the power to change your life. You have the power to make a change in the world. You can do it and you will succeed.
If you’ve stumbled upon this post believe that it was no accident. You were meant to see this because someone out there wants you to know that you matter and you can make a difference. Believe this to be true. Believe in you!
I am closing this post with an excerpt from Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.’s poem, “The Man in the Glass”:
—it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
For some inspiration with music here’s some words of wisdom from the King of Pop: