Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The following was in one of the daily devotional I read "The Word For You Today" and was so good I wanted to share it here on Penless.

The poet wrote:

"When you get what you want in the struggle for self, and the world makes you king for a day;

Just go to the 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.

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, difficult test, if the man 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."

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1 comment:

retha said...

May we remember in this time of year to take enough time to consider that face in the mirror.