Saturday, December 29, 2007

The mirror of life

A closed lady friend was worried over her young daughter of ten. She was brought up by the grand mother who had pampered her all the way since baby. Like her mother, she is stubborn and hot temper. Although the mother has changed tremendously in character, she finds it difficult to change and teach her child now. In our recent discussion, she seeks my advice to guide her child.

I told her to apply the mirror of life. Without a mirror, no one could see our own faces. The mirror is our reflexion. It helps us to adjust our look physically. The mother and the daughter could not see their own faces without the mirror too. I advised the mother to be the mirror for her child and her child can also be the mirror for the mother. Tell the child that she has mistakes which she cannot see by herself. Perhaps mother can be hot temper, angry without a proper reason or unreasonable towards the family, the child shall be the mirror to relate the mistakes to the mother. If the child agrees, the mother should also propose to be the mirror for her darling as well. The mother is an attractive intelligent lady took my advices promptly.

We live in a life with errors which we might not even realise. If only we had many true good friends who are willing to be our mirror of life, we will have lesser mistakes and defects.

Quote from Edith Wharton, "There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

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