Where Do You Find The Best Mirror For Your Looks?

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Best MirrorI have read some more critiques of social media lately and one thought is now with so much proliferation of "selfies" posted and also the search for more and more LIKES to a particular page or comment or photo whether Facebook, Instagram, blogging, Google Plus, favorites on Twitter, we who participate are becoming a self-absorbed generation. That is, deriving our BEING OK from the outside world. Before you get labeled an "extreme narcissist" which comes from mythology with Narcissus falling in love with his own image in a reflective pool of water, think of maybe putting this quote into your being for a new way to think. It is from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.

KNOW you are ALREADY OK, within, a beauty, the best mirror being your own heart. Your outside is just a shell.



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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I like this quote a lot.  I want to sparkle and shine!  Maybe I need to carry around a solar light for those dark times.

Apr 23, 2015 05:09 AM #6
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good evening Gary. Love it! Now if we can get the ladies to buy into it - LOL

Apr 23, 2015 09:21 AM #7
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Gary, I love the quote. I think I can count the number of selfies I took on one hand.

Apr 23, 2015 11:04 AM #8
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you can't love yourself for who you are, how do you expect others to love you.

Apr 23, 2015 01:47 PM #9
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

I hate mirrors in general. But as a woman we are far more self-conscious. I try and take as few photos of myself as possible with the exception of business related ones which is unfortunately a necessary evil. 

Apr 24, 2015 02:13 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

As long as the wall says I look fine; I'm great with that Gary Woltal!

I have to laugh when Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert says she hates mirrors and her photo image on ActiveRain is a reflection of herself (see above)

My reflection cracks plaster

Apr 24, 2015 12:34 PM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Your right on point . .  . . the best mirror is within us and in our heart.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Apr 24, 2015 12:56 PM #12
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gary ... selfies are kind of, well silly 

Although I have taken several over the years, I try to refrain from taking them 

And I agree with Lou's comment (above) 100%

Apr 25, 2015 08:02 AM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gary. I loved your title and the post and picture just cracked me up.

Apr 25, 2015 09:35 PM #14
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

So true, Gary. It almost seems worthless to visit social media these days. Have a great day.  I prefer to post my cat😀

Apr 25, 2015 11:18 PM #15
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

That has to be one of the best quotes I have heard in a long time.  Thanks for sharing this one Gary Woltal 

Apr 25, 2015 11:40 PM #16
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Gary,

So much truth in the quote. This "about me" seems not just generational..so many ages are self absorbed in the idea of "look at me". Selfies can be fun but many are basing their whole being on what others think about them. I liked Lou Ludwig's comment "the best mirror is within us and in our heart." You always bring things into focus Gary..thanks for your meaningful posts.

Apr 25, 2015 11:57 PM #17
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am glad that I did not miss your post, thanks to Kathy's weekly summary!  Great job!

Apr 26, 2015 12:12 AM #18
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I wish Selfies were popular with the last generation . . .  the person who took the photos was never to be seen.  We'd have far more photos of our loved ones if only the camera had turned.

In saying that, I'm not a fan of selfies and we see far too many of them on a daily basis.  I'm so complicated!

Apr 26, 2015 05:10 AM #19
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Gary - thank you for sharing that quote.  It is something that we must remember.  How can we help rather than what we can get.

Apr 26, 2015 11:26 AM #20
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Love your title and the post!  I have not taken a selfie since 1978 when I took a picture of myself in a mirror with my old Pentax 35ml SLR! I still have that picture and should find it...better yet, nahh!

Apr 27, 2015 12:46 AM #21
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Wow, that is a powerful quote and one to always keep in mind. Our society has evolved such that outward appearances seem to become the most important, and kids are growing up with that impression from early on.


Apr 28, 2015 01:23 AM #22
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I think you found the perfect picture for your perfect article.  I'm also not a big selfie person. 

Apr 28, 2015 03:55 PM #23
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I detest selfies and many of the people who take them. There's a saying quoted in some of our KW training classes - "Don't compare your insides to somebody else's outside."

May 08, 2015 12:10 PM #24
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Your outside is just a shell..:~ why this simple truth very few of us remember?

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