I can't remember the last time I looked at myself in the mirror this way.
I'm not saying I'm unhappy with the way I look. To be honest, I am proud of the way I look. I am a fit, healthy, mom and most days I look pretty put together. But, I can't remember ever looking in the mirror and loving on myself; plastering myself with positivity. Can you?
It's amazing the lessons you can learn from babes. As I watched CT admiring himself in the mirror and giving himself big wet smooches, I thought about all the people that dread looking in the mirror. Those that avoid mirrors or cameras even.
I don't know how or when it happens, but at some point in our lives we start critiquing, judging, and criticizing ourselves. There is a moment in time when we learn what we "should" looking/act/sound/be like and if we aren't 100% perfect at it, we degrade ourselves.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we maintained the attitude of babes as we grew into adulthood?
Think of the wars that may have never been fought. The lives that would not be lost. The worries we would no longer worry. If only we just lived slightly more carefree.
As babes, we aren't concerned about the clothing we wear, the marks on our skin, the wild curl of our hair. We are simply marveled by the beauty of it all; the beauty of life.
I'm not necessarily saying we should make out with the mirror like my sweet little boy did. But, it would be nice to see more women appreciating the reflection in the mirror rather than picking it apart.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?