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The Mirror Project

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Well, I wrote this song wanting to inspire but, at the same time, I was not feeling very inspired because I had been looking at the news. Another teen killed by someone who did not wish to accept the fact that he was different than him. Another parent asking if they should step down from ministry because their daughter just came out of the closet. Another person judging me. Another person judging you. I JUDGE ME. I don’t need others doing it. So this became a look in the mirror moment. We all have things we do not like about ourselves. What do you do about it? Do you go out and judge the next person? Or fix what you do not like about yourself?

So I’m starting the MIRROR project!

Look in the mirror and ask yourself: What do I need to change about ME. Certainly not the stuff that makes you, YOU. I am talking about the stuff you feel needs improved from the inside out. Not your looks but your attitude. I was watching a culinary show and one of the men on it stated that his grandma always says that “Your attitude will determine your Altitude.”

[Tweet “Maybe if we stop judging other people and start doing an analysis of ourselves, little-by-little our world will be more acceptable to us because we have made it more acceptable.”]

What can you do about the things that upset you that you have no control over? Nothing. Which is why it is so important to do something about the YOU that you do have control over.

Would you decide to do more of something or less? Would you spend more time doing this or that? Do you not know? See? That is me in this song. I am looking in the mirror and saying “I know there has to be something I should be doing, but I am STUCK.  I need to find the answers. I am searching. I want to do more for others, but right now I am in a place where I do not have access to others in person. I want to sing and encourage and write and live and breathe everyday as if it were my last. But sometimes I feel like I do not live my day as if it were the last. It is just there and then gone, and I did nothing that I feel would help anyone or myself. So I am starting off the mirror project by saying that I intend to do one kind thing for someone everyday. I do not know what it will be or to whom it will be directed. This is not a pay it forward, although, I do LOVE those situations. This is just me, looking in the mirror and saying that one thing I need to do to improve me: Be nicer to other people who also are looking in the mirror.

May this be more than just an ordinary day for you!

Peace out!


The Me In Front of You

Another day has come and gone
the way they always do
But what if I just stay the same
and keep on judging you?

Candy coated compliments
that fascinate and try
to get me out of the shell that
I have crawled in – don’t know why

the day has almost passed away
tomorrow will be new
I’m still wonderin’ what to do
with the me in front of you

All the people walking by
make me feel invisible
I have no voice, no opinion
and I don’t feel able…

One more day of sitting here
One more hour of not going there
Nothing to do
no where to go
Another day from dusk til dawn
has come and gone

the day has almost passed away
tomorrow will be new
I’m still wonderin’ what to do
with the me in front of you

What will you do?
Where will you go?
Isn’t there a purpose
to all that is YOU?

Words stumble past your lips
not having much to say
Isn’t there a reason you endured
what you did each day?

So many others might feel like you
not knowing how to say
There must be something more to life…
or is it just another day?

Please tell us in the comments about a “mirror” moment you’ve had or your intentions to have one.

About Karin Rochelle

My desire is to reach out to women with three goals in mind. Encourage. Enlighten. Engage. I also carry these desires into my music. This year I hope to expand my horizons not just for myself, but for those around me. I would like to encourage women to build each other up, to take risks and focus on goals and succeed in the challenges of everyday life. Nothing is too hard to accomplish with a support system. I want to enlighten or reconnect them to concepts they hold dear but have fallen away from, teaching how to make wiser decisions that not only focus on personal well being but that of mankind.

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  1. What a lovely post Karin (and Kelly)! I loved your song too — very powerful lyrics. I’d love for this one to go platinum so everyone would hear it!!! 🙂

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