Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

I think it’s safe to say that we all have those days.  You roll out of bed after letting out a huge yawn and stumble to the bathroom with your eyes half open. That first look you catch of yourself in the mirror has you doing a double take.  Something about you looks different. Thoughts race through your head as you start to examine the reflection looking back at you.  Ugh is that a pimple I can barely see but know it’s going to only get bigger?  What did I eat last night that has got me feeling and looking so bloated?  Damn, I look good.  The lifestyle changes I’ve decided to make are starting to show and I’m loving what I see.  How did I let myself get to this place?  I need to start making changes soon. 

Whatever the thoughts, I’m always amazed with how fast time flies by.  The summer has come and almost gone.  Fall is quickly approaching and before you know it, it’s going to be time to make those New Years resolutions again.   How many times have you told yourself tomorrow is a new day and there’s always tomorrow or starting tomorrow.  

What about today?  What about right now?  Why tomorrow? 

I guess the point I’m trying to make here is whether you wake up feeling like shit or THE shit, it’s important to recognize the person looking back at you in the mirror TODAY.  It’s easy to get lost in our own perceptions, both psychological and physical.  The relationship we have with ourself is never-ending and it’s our personal duty to keep it real as much as possible.  

I titled this blog “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” because it’s up to you to decide how your day is going to go no matter your circumstances. If you’re on your way to achieving a goal you never thought possible, create a new one so that once you’ve obtained it, you have more to look forward to. If you just made a decision that you’re unsure of, remember that it was your choice and you can choose to go another direction if you feel like you made a wrong turn somewhere.  

Progress is a minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day process and you have to be patient and loving to yourself in order to achieve the best you that you can be. Most importantly, forgive yourself and see the beauty in all of the lessons you have learned because when you're beautiful on the inside it projects on the outside.  That's what makes you BEAUTIFUL.