Rediscover YOU!


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Rediscover YOU!

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of  them all?

Have you forgotten you?  Do you no longer recognize that you are still that same beautiful spirit that you were when you took your first breath?

Life is a journey.

A series of passages,

Of growth.

It is hard to remember that carefree self that we all were when we were young. We did not judge our five year old reflection and find it pitiful.

We accepted that the image in the mirror was perfect just the way it was.

Failed relationships, loss of a job, unhappy with our own body image, and an illness are all events that can lead us away from our own true self.

Letting someone else make you feel unworthy is giving away your power.

Whether it is a spouse who disrespects you, a boss who belittles you or a stranger on the street who stares, you must learn to filter out the negativity. To discard what isn’t good for your self loving image.

When we first slip from our mother’s womb, all we know is love. We are cocooned in love and innocence.  Free from judgements, able to trust.

I thought I knew who I was. I loved who I was.  At twenty-eight I was secure in who I was.

Until I was diagnosed with MS. I lost myself.  The Cindy I thought I was suddenly vanished like a magic act.

Poof!

A divorce, loss of my job, stress of an unpredictable illness sent me spiralling. I did not know who or what I saw in the mirror anymore.

Who was that gazing back at me? It definitely looked like a version of me but a distorted one.

I have now found my way back and have learned to love myself again  All the facets that make up Cindy.

Stay true to who you really are. You are not your illness.  You are worthy of love. Of respect from others. Of acceptance of yourself.

Look into your mirror each morning and say “I Love You!”  You deserve it.

The mirror tells the truth. It is you that needs to see it.

Cindy Lee

December 18, 2012

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About Cindy Lee

I'm a writer, mother and lover of life who has learned that my twenty year dance with the disease MS, has given me Multiple Strengths. I write about love, laughter, healing and hope.
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