Archive for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

April 5, 2011

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; auntnorie@att.net.

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