All in a Day's Words

Girl in the Mirror

Norman-Rockwell-Girl-at-Mirror-1954I awaken puffy, inflamed, and numb, staring at the girl in the mirror. My throat swallows painfully while bereavement, regret, and disappointment surface from visual vanishing health and recognition that actions went awry again. A thorough sigh releases the struggle of pent up emotions and exhaustion that couples with these repeated mornings after. I gasp as a tear drops to my lap below. Years of acquiring accumulated wisdom and altering my inner message, I still encounter distress that inertia will give way, my ship to shore post apocalyptic eating will capsize without recovery. What if I cannot right the wrong, survive diving into over consumption, and pull myself from trepid waters to start again. I stare at the girl in the mirror until a glimmer of hope sparkles from her eyes reminding me of my strength, determination, and perseverance.


  1. Perfection cannot be the expectation. How we continue when we stray off our course defines our resilience.

  2. Truth! Thank you!

  3. Every day is a struggle. The mirror reflects our imperfections and our mind seems to align with them. It is our heart that keeps us righted to our course, that gives us hope that today will be different, today will be the start of better tomorrows. It is our heart that reminds us not to condemn and be patient and loving.

    Love, blessings and hugs.

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