So I looked up the definition of mirror. It reads as follows:

Something that shows what another thing is like in a very clear and accurate way.

This definition doesn’t seem to fit because when people look into a mirror, most do not see a very clear and accurate image of themselves. Instead, they see a person staring back who is too fat, too stupid, too thin, too ugly, too this, and too that.

If they look long enough at this reflection of self, they’ll see more flaws, more imperfections, more reasons to hate the image staring back at them.

Do yourself a favor… if you look into a mirror, and the person staring back at you isn’t what you wished for her to be… remember that what you are viewing is a mirror image of yourself.

Now, take a look at the definition of a mirror image:

A mirror image is a reflected duplication of an object that appears identical but reversed.

The key phrase here is: identical but reversed.

Think about that for a moment.

If what you’re seeing is a reflected duplication of yourself that appears identical, but reversed – I think it’s reasonably safe to conclude that everything you see in that mirror as ugly and wrong, is actually beautiful and right!

Just. Like. You.