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Hi! I like to call myself a work-in-progress. Not sure when the end-product will be ready. Hopefully NEVER! I love to be different. I believe in living every moment of my life fully and try not to waste time. Aim is to maximise the 24hrs granted to us every day of our life. Life is for the living, so live it! Every so often I have reality checks and actually think about what my existence is, but I get over that soon enough!! Before I die I want to have lived a life that experienced everything! I want people to remember me as someone who enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Happily married with 2 kids, my life revolves around my family and my job. Not too many friends but the few I have, I can fall back on anytime of the day or night. Since 1995, I started emailing famous quotes to my friends, instead of the jokes and porn which are more popular email topics. Even though, it started just as a pass-time, currently, when I don’t email for a few days, I am taken to task by some of the recipients of the ‘Food for Thought’ series. This Blog is a compilation of the various anecdotes, stories, quotes, etc. circulated during the last 10+ years. Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Man in the MIRROR

When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself and see what THAT man has to say.

For it is not your father or mother or wife or boss whose judgment upon you must pass.
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the mirror.

Some people may think you a straight shooting chum and call you a wonderful guy.
But the man in the mirror says you are only a bum, if you can't look him straight in the eye.

He is the fellow to please, never mind all the rest, for he is with you clear up to the end.
And you have passed your most dangerous, difficult test if the man in the mirror is your friend.

You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life and get pats on your back as you pass.
But the final reward will be heartaches and tears, if you have cheated the man in the mirror.

- Dale Wimbrow


Blogger Joeker said...

I've always loved this poem. It spoke to me in such a way, when I first read it, and I found a copy for my wall.
Since then, I now live by it.

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