The NAWLS Small Bite for May 11th is
Turn a negative into a positive.Many WLS patients have such a poor self-image they spend their time looking for flaws in those around them: The thin saleswoman has a crooked nose&your rich friend's children are badly behaved...your pretty sister has awful hair.
But consider this: If you do not find the beauty in everything, praise people genuinely for their accomplishments, and wish good will on others, how can you expect to learn to love and accept yourself? When you are a person who always has a kind word, can always see beauty, and is genuinely happy for another's success, then you will see the beauty in yourself. You will know joy.
Action for the day:
Today, notice your thoughts and judgments. Whenever you have a critical thought, replace it with a loving thought.
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