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Today. Which You, Are You?

Today. Which You, Are You?

As with most mornings, today you at some stage probably stood, facing yourself in the mirror. Looking for some reassurance you are still young, not going grey or haven't put on weight. Rushing to get yourself ready for the day ahead with only enough time to critique what you see in the mirror. 

Standing facing all that you are and only seeing the bad. Self correcting, squeezing your eyes, correcting your posture or even just psyching yourself up. Telling yourself "I can do it". 

Like so many others fighting or denying the negative thoughts. Shaking them off in the moment yet carrying them around with you all day. In the back of your mind or just in the weight you carry on your shoulders. 

Maybe this morning it was different. Maybe you took the time in the mirror to remember the things you can be thankful for, the successes in your life and the little wins that make up each day. 

Clint Eastwood once said "Kill a man, kill every opportunity he ever had." 
What if you don't need to kill someone to kill their opportunities. What if, just in the way we walk, and the way we talk or how we hold ourselves physically because of our sense of place in society was killing our own opportunities. Self condemnation rather than self belief. 

Remember no matter how difficult today may seem. You decide how you are going to feel about it. You, and only you are in control.

How you walk in the skin you wear is your decision. Why not embrace it? What other choice do you have?