It's not fancy, but it has a nice simple shape. I think it was attached to a child's dresser at one point. I almost didn't buy it, but the price kept luring me back in. $6.99, $6.99, $6.99. So, I bought her, brought her home and completely ignored her. I would look at her at least once a day and think I should really paint this and hang it somewhere.
This past week, we stayed in all week due to the triple digit heat and The Dedicated Daughter had a little cold in her nose and I had some strange stomach virus. Whenever we are puny, we seem to feel puny together. There was a lot of cuddling on the couch watching Tinkerbell movies. No complaints here. But, I was restless even though I didn't feel 100%. When The Dedicated Daughter was down for her nap one day, I stripped and painted this mirror. It took four coats of stripper to get down to the original wood. Then it took three coats of paint to get her to look a little pretty.
While I was doing this, I couldn't help but look at my reflection in the mirror. I started thinking that if I were 20 years younger, I would hate my red hair, freckles, white skin, and curvish figure. (Always been an hour glass). Now, I don't even see it. I look deeper. When people see me, I want them to see kindness, sweetness, graciousness, fun-loving, loyalty, gentleness, and a courageous spirit. The past 20 years, God has used His loving ways to strip me of unlovely attributes and plant the seeds of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. He has adorned me like I have adorned this mirror with paint. Oh, I still have flaws, just like this mirror. But, when I look in the mirror I remind myself that He is not done with me yet. Nowadays, I love my red hair, freckles, white skin, and working on less of a curvish figure. I know, that I know, that I know, there is something deeper and greater in me than what is on this shell. And, if I let that greatness shine through me, people will see kindness, sweetness, graciousness, fun-loving, loyalty, gentleness, and a courageous spirit.
How do you like my simple little mirror?
Finally, I have something else on my dining room walls. She's a pretty one, like we all are. Do you look deeper when you look in the mirror? Do you see all the wonderfulness you are? Do you see all the dreams and possibilities that are in front of you? They are there. You just have to look. And, if you need new dreams and a new vision, there is One who can usher you into a life that is beyond limits. Oh, how He loves us!
Well, my lovelies, that's it for today! Enjoy your day and remember to be kind to one another and to be kind to yourself; especially as you look in the mirror.
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