Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
Here’s a poem worth repeating that resurfaced from an old “Dear Abby” column:
The Man in the Glass
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 isn’t your father or mother or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people might think you’re a straight-shooting chum
And call you a wonderful guy.
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear to the end.
And you’ve passed your most dangerous test
If the guy in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.
— Author unknown
If we would all pay more attention to the above message in our own lives, we’d all take more pride in ourselves and what we do. We could contribute more to our lives, our families and the whole world.
Aunt Norie, P.O.. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; firstname.lastname@example.org.