Life is a Mirror

Let’s continue to laugh…

One day, a Genie appeared to a woman and said, “This is your lucky day!  I will give you 3 wishes.”

“Yeheey!” the woman squealed.

“But on one condition,” said the Genie, “Whatever you ask for, your husband will receive 3 times more.”

The woman frowned, “What?  But I hate my husband!  He’s a despicable man!”

The Genie shook his head.  “I’m sorry.  I’m the Love Genie.  I repeat: What you ask for, your husband will receive 3 times more.”

The woman said, “Oh, okay.  My first wish: Make me very rich.  I want $1 Million.”

The Genie asked, “Are you sure?  Your husband will have $3 Million.”

She says, “Oh, never mind.  What is his is mine and what is mine is his.”

“Very well then!” the Genie said, and with a wave of his hand, “Poof!” and the woman had $1 Million—and her husband had $3 Million.

“My second request is that I want to be very beautiful.”

The Genie asked, “Are you sure?  Your husband will like Dennis Padilla.  This is very dangerous.  The girls will flock to him.”

The woman said, “Just as long as I’ll be beautiful.”

And with the wave of his hand, “Poof!” and she became utterly beautiful and the husband three times more handsome.

The woman then said, “For the third wish, I would like to have a very mild heart attack…”

Here’s the lesson: Whatever you give to yourself, you give to others more.

If you like yourself, you’ll like others too.

If you dislike yourself, you’ll dislike others too.

Because life is a mirror.

So here’s my suggestion: Sit down and write 25 things you like about yourself.

I did this the other day and couldn’t stop at 25.  I ended up writing 67 things I like about myself.  And since the list is in my journal, I plan to keep adding onto it until I reach 100.

But start with 25.  Celebrate who you are.  Thank God for who you are.

This will change you.

All of a sudden, you realize how special you are.

And slowly, you’ll start liking yourself a lot.

And you’ll have the inner confidence to like others too.