I’ve been reading a couple of “Celebrity” books lately! Celebrities sharing their struggles & how they’ve coped with certain things in their lives, and a few things have struck a chord!
The first one – don’t judge people, don’t comment on something you don’t like, if you don’t like it, keep your thoughts to yourself! You don’t know how that person is feeling, and a negative comment from you could be really hurtful!
Now I’m not one to comment very often, I know I would be distraught if someone said something horrible to me, but in my mind, the thoughts are there sometimes.
And I remembered this when I was travelling to work today. I saw a young lady, dressed very smartly, wearing a trouser suit – and shiny silver brogues! And my first thought wasn’t very nice. But I pulled myself up about it, and thought differently. Actually – good on her for liking something out of the ordinary, and for having the confidence to wear them.
The second one – pay people random compliments – it’s a nice thing to do, and will make you smile, as well as the person you are complimenting hopefully. This one I’m going to do more often, I like this idea very much.
And the third one – love your body! Not in a superficial way, not how it looks, or how clothes look on you – although if you’re happy with this, then go for it. But in a deeper way, love how your body works, what it does on a daily basis, how it adapts to all the different things you throw at it, how it copes with illnesses, and operations, and pregnancies. How it gets you through bad choices – when you neglect it, and eat rubbish, or smoke or drink.
I felt like this a few years ago, when I watched how amazingly my body healed after having an operation, how I grew stronger every day, and got back to my running, and back to normal. I have however forgotten how amazing it is recently, feeling quite sad about what I can’t do just now, and I need to remember what I have been through and how much progress I have made.
One of the suggestions was to write a letter entitled “Dear Body….” and write down exactly what you are thankful for! That might just be my next post ….
Until then – be nice, be happy, and share the positives.