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I am whatever YOU think I am until YOU get to KNOW me. This is true for everyone else too, of course.. so don't make assumptions about anyone or pass judgment; ask questions. You might just make a new friend.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

REFLECTION


"Reflection" is a song on the soundtrack of the 1998 animated film Mulan. It was recorded byLea Salonga, who provides the singing voice for Fa Mulan (played by Ming-Na) in the film, byChristina Aguilera, whose pop version was released as a single in 1998 (see 1998 in music), and by Coco Lee who recorded the Mandarin version in addition to the promotion of the film in Asia. The recordings are featured on the album Mulan (soundtrack).[1] Everlife recorded a pop rockversion of it and Keke Palmer recorded a R&B/ballad of it. 

"Reflection" was written and produced by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel for the 1998 Disney animated feature Mulan. Several new and established singers auditioned to record the pop version of the song, but Wilder and Zippel felt none of them could hit E-flat 5. Christina Aguilera recorded her audition for the song using an old tape recorder in her bathroom while singing in the shower, and sang E-flat 5 on a cover of Whitney Houston's "Run to You". Wilder and Zippel were impressed by her vocals, and they gave her the job.

Released as an airplay-only single, "Reflection" peaked at number nineteen on the U.S.Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. A music video was released, and was filmed at the ChinaPavilion (highlighting the film's setting) at the Epcot theme park at the Walt Disney World Resortin Florida. The song was Aguilera's first single, and after it led to her being signed to a record deal, it was included on her 1999 debut album, Christina Aguilera. "Reflection" was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song. 

I wanted to post a song that placed importance on who we are as individuals. So I hope that you are feeling introspective today and may want to REFLECT on yourself. There may be thoughts that are weighing heavily on your mind and need your undivided attention. Perhaps there are new intentions that you’d like to set. Even if you are busy today, consider making time to be with yourself. Everyone needs time to nurture themselves and cultivate their ideas so they can bring them forth onto the physical plane.

Time spent in personal reflection is time spent reconnecting with ourselves. This practice fosters a deeper understanding within us of what is most meaningful in our lives. It also gives us a chance to work through anything that might be puzzling us. When we spend time with ourselves, away from distractions, we can hear our inner voice speaking to us more clearly. You also spend time engaging one-on-one with one of the most important people in your life—you. Allow yourself time and space alone with your thoughts today, and you will find that you have many answers to the questions in your life. 

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