Take Pride in You


Every morning when I wake up, there are few things I definitely do. I wash my face (thanks to my natural oily skin), then brush my teeth, drink one full glass of water (as said by every health expert in the world) and eat a few dates (as said by the greatest health expert, my mom, who says it is good to prevent anaemia).

One fine Sunday, while I was brushing my teeth, I saw myself in the mirror. I was looking at my teeth, then my face, my eyes. I was making faces giving different expressions and realised how I have forgotten this face. I used to do it every day when I was a kid. My mom used to scream because I had to get ready on time for school. But something changed after that. It is not the same. I am a girl who doesn’t spend too much time in front of the mirror wearing makeup. It doesn’t mean I don’t look at my face for the complete day. But still, that Sunday, I felt I have seen myself after a very long time. I had forgotten my own face.

I dressed up, sat in front of the mirror and stared at it for a long time, a very long time. And tears rolled down, I didn’t understand why because I was not thinking about anything. I was just blank. That moment, I realised one simple thing, mirror is a true reflection of yourselves. What goes in, comes out of it. You can view your soul in it. If this is the law, then it should work in all situations. So, if tears come down when you stare at it then  in the same way if you smile, the reflection should be a happier you.

Next day, when I got dressed up, I looked at the mirror and smiled, made faces and laughed. Believe me, the day was lighter than before. So, the next day, I did the same but with greater momentum, the day was better. And I have started practicing this on a daily basis, I smile, I pout, I make poses, I wink, sometimes I say “ I am the BEST”, “I AM AWESOME”, “I AM SEXY”, and it works. I take pride in myself for the person I am. I believe that I am an amazing creature of God. And this simple exercise in a day has actually helped me stay motivated for the entire day.

These days people are so busy in their lives, every moment is like meeting a target, we look at the watch and go to bath, look at the watch and eat, look at the watch and drive, look at the watch and sleep. Everything depends on the watch. If the time doesn’t favour, we skip the task rather than skip the time. It is good to be punctual and be sincere towards our work. But in the midst of all these, we are forgetting one thing. One very important thing,  “to live”. However busy you might be, and you can’t take out even two minutes for yourself. Then, atleast smile when you brush your teeth, when you shower, when you get dressed up. Show your smiles to the one that created you the same way you smile in front of your parents however stressed you maybe just to make them happy. Do the same with the creator. Have your selfies clicked on his mind instead of on Instagram and Facebook. These simple things in life will keep you moving and make you a better you.


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