One to think about…


(Author Unknown)

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-shootin’ 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.

You can’t hide from him behind a computer, anonymous and unknown…


One to think about… — 6 Comments

  1. Basketball coach John Wooden is credited for saying “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”

    One’s conscious is true judge of character.

  2. I am reminded of this from James 1:
    22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

    26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

  3. jrg- As it ‘should’ be… but today???

    Ed- Excellent reminder! And a good question!

  4. Aye…
    He’s caused me more grief than anyone else , maybe more than everyone else.