Today’s Challenge: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
Remember this old saying? I still love and try to follow the wonderful advice.
During times when I’m not feeling good about myself or I’m not happy in my life, it is harder to follow today’s challenge.
In person, this rule is easy–I never want to intentionally say something hurtful to other people. But I’ve noticed that sometimes I make comments about people on TV, usually reporters–the news is about all I watch these days. “I think she has extensions.” or “His nose is crooked.” I mean really, who the hell do I think I am? Probably jealous! 🙂
And occasionally I’ll make a comment about somebody I’ve talked to over the phone–mainly just to vent my own frustrations. And in truth, it is probably lack of control… these people are not doing things the way I think things should be done! LOL
I don’t like put downs or negativity, especially when it comes from me. I don’t like how it feels in my body. I don’t like how I feel when I make a negative comment about somebody out loud.
It is so true that like attracts like. When I’m feeling good and happy about the direction of my life, everybody around me is awesome, beautiful, capable, smart, talented, brave…. and I’m blessed. But when I’m not thrilled in my life or having a bad week, I’m just not so sure the people around me are all that great either! LOL
So I’m going to try to count my blessings everyday, focus only on the good qualities of the people around me, and stick to today’s challenge for the rest of my life. 🙂