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What do you think?


Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror for a really long time?

Do you like what you see?

What do you like/dislike about what you see?

Do you see a person who is chasing after their dreams, their goals, their ambitions?

Do you see someone who's bringing positivity into the world?

Or do you see the opposite?

Do you even recognize yourself?

Are you unhappy with what you see?

Are you discouraged? Are you not where you want to be: physically, mentally, financially, and so on?

What are you thinking as you're reading this?

I'm certainly not the deepest person out there, and I'm not one to think of these mind-blowing philosophies or anything, but the other day, I walked by the mirror, stopped, backed up, and stood there, in front of the mirror, for a decent amount of time.

I'm not going to share what I thought because, well, it's personal. But, it got me thinking, 'Am I the only one that does this?' Well, I very well could be, but there has to be at least one person out there that is connecting with what I'm saying right now.

And if that one person is you...how's it going? I'm Izabel, and I'm glad you know exactly what I'm talking about.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, try it for yourself. Get up and go look in the mirror for more than 20 seconds. Right now. Yep. Go. I'll continue when you get back. Come on, go.

Now what do you see?

Self-image and self-confidence are two very important things, especially in today's society. I don't care if you're 12, 18, 25, 36, or 80, what you think of yourself matters.

I say it all the time, you NEVER know what is going on in someone's life. So, before you think less of anyone, stop for a second and think. Everyone is going through something, whether it is big or small, we're humans, we have emotions, things affect us. We can't put up these walls that block any kind of emotion that tries to come at you because pretty soon, you could start to see people the same way: holding up a wall.

What do you think your math professor thinks when they look into the mirror? Your co-worker? That secretary at the bank?

No matter if they think good or bad, be kind to people. You never know when you could make someone's day. A simple 'hi' and a smile could do just the trick.

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