When We Look In The Mirror By Cookie

 

You see a person who is an old woman.

I see a person with a  youthful spirit.

 

You see a person ravaged by Ankylosing Spondylitis.

I see a person who appreciates the simple things.

 

You see a person unable to stand tall.

I see a person who will stand beside you.

 

You see a person who can’t look up in the sky.

I see a person who’s able to hold her head high.

 

You see a person who is unable to pick up heavy things.

I see a person who cares enough to lift your spirits.

 

You see a person who’s unable to hold things in her arms.

I see a person who will always hold you in her heart.

 

You  see a person whose spine is  failing her body.

I see a person who has  a backbone.

 

You see a person who is unable to get up off the floor.

I see a person who will pick you up when you fall.

 

You see a person that’s unable to walk very far.

I see a person who will carry you the distance.

 

You see a person who is unable to travel the world.

I see a person who will never leave your side.

 

You see a person who’s suffering in pain.

I see a person who’s comforted by friends.

 

You see a person battling Ankylosing Spondylitis.

I see a person who fights to raise awareness.

 

You see a person whose life is affected by this disease.

I see a person who has been truly blessed.

 

You see a person whose body lies and betrays her.

I see a person who won’t lie against or betray you.

 

You see a person whose body is failing her.

I see a person whose heart never will.

 

Today when I looked in the mirror I realized.

It doesn’t matter what you see.

It only matters what I know.

Because you see my body

and

I see my soul.

Dedicated to

those who only see

the wrong things about me

because it forced me

to see the right things in me.

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
~Theodore Roosevelt

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15 Responses to “When We Look In The Mirror By Cookie”

  1. Bravo Cookie, Bravo xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Michelle L Fitch: Absolutely love this may I repost this it’s beautiful.
    Cookie:It is a gift…to myself and everyone who wants it.
    Michelle L Fitch: Thank you.

  3. David Eisner :Wow, CM, that is beautiful. And beautifully
    Cookie :Thank you David, was a lesson learned the hard way. I appreciate that.
    David Eisner :A lesson learned the hard way is better than never learned at all. Much, much better. 😉
    Cookie: I so agree David! I so agree, Thank you for your beautiful words and taking the time to read it.

    Brandy Johnson: That is so beautiful. Do you mind if I share it once my Internet service provider isn’t having issues? I’m on my phone now; it doesn’t “do” much. LOL. This is truly touching.

    Michael Smith Nicely done, Cookie

    Cookie: Thank you all so much, Brandy of course! I would be honored. Michael thank you.

  4. Jackie: Brilliant honey, as usual xxx

  5. Kelly Christal Johnston
    Cookie I have never read a more accurate self potrait. You have finally truly seen yourself for who you really are. And that makes me proud. I am so moved by your words and so lucky to have you in my life. Knowing I have you as a friend mak…es all the wrongs by false friends worth enduring. I have never trusted a friend the way I trust you because you wear your heart on your sleeve. And I know that makes it very easy for you to get hurt, but it also makes you cherish the good things more. It also means that you know how to live life and how to enjoy it’s rewards, none too small or insignificant. I am so very proud of you for finally seeing yourself through my eyes, through Ronnies eyes, through Gods eyes. I love you Cookie Monster, very very much

  6. I am touched beyond words. I love you too, Kelly.

  7. Amber Panagos Touching & truthful, beautifully done Cookie! Thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you all so much for your kind words and for taking the time to read it. I am so touched, Brandy of course you may share I would be honored!

  8. beautiful Cookie!!!!! So positive and up lifting. People dont understand that sometimes we have to vent and let it out how we feel about being roobed of being US. Cookie if you are having a shitty day and need to complain about it GO FOR IT and if someone says stop whining! tell them to piss off.. THATS THE WAY THE COOKIE GRUMBLES! xoxoxoxox

    • Oh Sally, you made my day, that is what I so love about you! Thank you for taking the time to read and the kind words. Well I am only going to “Grumble” when I “crumble”. Good thing Ankylosing Spondylitis has fused my spine totally because now that won’t be happening! 🙂

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