What Do You See When You Look In The Mirror?

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Some mornings, when I look into the mirror, I see my Dad looking back at me. I have to smile.;)


    Practical Devotional - What do you see when you look in the mirror?
     
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    Wow... okay, I guess what I see when I look in the mirror is the little girl I used to be. That's deep on a few levels :)... but I always saw myself that way. There's a Paula Dukure song where the chorus lyrics say "If you wanna see who can make you happy, look in the mirror." I'll post it here, but be aware her music is an acquired taste.
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    @Joe Riley !!! Is that you?! Did anyone ever tell you that you look exactly like Abe Lincoln?! Seriously. hehe Obviously I'm having another silly day. And yes, I'm blonde... golden blonde, though, not to be confused with *those* blondes! :rolleyes: (I will be so embarrassed if anyone thinks I'm serious!) :D
     
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    Let's see.........a really good-looking man for being the age of 66.......at least that's what my wife would say.:D Another thing I see is a former Navy Sailor who can still Stand At Attention and do a Hand Salute. A former rock drummer who can still twirl the drumsticks he has. A former rodeo cowboy who still looks great in Western clothes.........and my wife would say that as well. But, then again, she is still good-looking at her age and when she puts on her Western clothes, all I can say is........WOW!:):D
     
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    I see a happy young reflection of myself that for some odd reason does not look the same as the "me" in pictures. When someone takes my picture I think to myself do I really look that old?? Nah! Just a bad photographer. lol
     
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    I see a "seasoned" woman whose journey through life has sometimes been full of joy (which shows in my eyes and my smiles) and sometimes brought much sadness (shown by the frown lines) around my mouth and the unseen sadness in my heart). I see a woman who knows who she is, what she believes in, and knows she is loved. I see glimpes of my Mom every now and then and some of my sisters too. A little more each day I see the woman I was meant to be and I like her just fine.
     
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    Without my glasses on I look good in soft focus, ........with my glasses on increasingly like a prune :rolleyes:
    I did see my father in me years ago, but since he died at 54 he never got to look this old, so that has faded along with most of me.;)
     
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    I see my father. :( ......out of 4 children I am the one he hated and I am the one that looks like him.
     
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    Oh my goodness, @Sandy Wood , do I hear ya! :D I see the girl I saw when I graduated from school... which on a basic level, I know is ridiculous. Then when I meet up with a school mate who says I haven't changed at all and ask how I did that, I just assume they're pulling my leg and I'm pretty well convinced that they are.

    Something I've noticed with my classmates... there was recently another reunion and although I wasn't able to attend in person, there were lots of Facebook pictures. And ya know, it's shocking how some look *really* old, but there really *are* a few who look the same, and even better.

    The one "girl" in particular I hadn't seen for a few years and I had the class pic on the screen when my daughter came by... she asked who it was and when I told her, she said "Oh my, time was not kind to her, was it?" I've noticed it's about half and half... some of them look over 60 (older than our actual age) and some look in their 30s. I'd love to know the difference and what determines on which side someone's lot is cast.
     
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    I see a Senior Citizen raring for her Senior discounts! I see a woman who wishes they had a creme that took away turkey neck for can't afford cosmetic surgery for it. I see an older version of me with the longest hair I've ever had in my life!
     
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    Just tell me....:eek:
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    Please, why do you feel he hated you, and did he hate only you? I sense quite a serious family dysfunction lying beneath your words, but of course, it's content is WAY beyond any of my business. In my own family, my younger nephew believes he is not quite right as an adult, due to being, now, an Adult Child of Alcoholic Parents. He joined ACAP sometime ago.....his own persona is flawlessly dedicated to goodness. He has a heart of gold, and is "used" frequently by "friends". Recently retired, his career placed him in a position of guiding young adults: Student Advisor at a college.

    Do you feel, again none of my business, your feelings about your father "set" ingrained doubts in your own being about men in general?
     
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    I don't think so, Frank. All the other male relatives in my family were kind and loving as was my husband.

    I have always had more males as friends than females and seem to get along better with them. My father is a non issue for me. I never even think of him unless it's brought up.
     
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    OOOh jeez you're freaking me out lady Chrissy...so many co0incidences in our lives... out of the 4 children my father had with my mother (there's 7 of us in total)...he hated me the most, fortunately I don't look like him, (my brothers and one sister does)...but guess what..? I was BORN on his birthday!!! :(
     
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    Ditto!!!!
     
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    Just saw this post, Holly. Yes, we have many similarities in out lives, will probably discover even more as we post on the forum. I really don't know why my father hated me, I gave him no reason whatsoever for him to treat me like he did. Doesn't matter anymore. Only downside was I kept my visits to a minimum, so my kids didn't really have a bond with my mother, their grandmother. That was partly my fault because even as an adult I couldn't stand to be around him.
     
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    I look in the mirror each morning and say, "Hello Handsome."
     
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    Tomorrow I may try that, but substitute beautiful for handsome. :)
     
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    Then, I apologize humbly for opening the wound.
     
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    My mother died before I married, so after I left home and had my own family, I had no need to go anywhere near my father.. he was such an evil man to me, and I was not going to allow him to know my child. Different circumstances for you Chrissy with your mother still alive, but mine wasn't and he was married to someone else, who was just a female version of him, so I kept well away..
     
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    It makes me sad when I hear these stories about bad father's, who cause so much damage to their children that they carry the scars for life, and it often affects their adult relationship in a bad way as well.
     
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    I started to wonder how many mirrors there are in our house. So,I went around and counted them.....we have 10, including a hand mirror. It always seemed to me, that we had more! When our three Daughters were at home, I couldn't get near a mirror! HA!
     
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    Chrissy, could that be why he hated you? I've heard some people hate seeing themselves in their children. They obviously are people who do not like themselves.
     
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