Tip of the Day - If you can't say something nice...

Friday, August 28, 2009

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

We have all heard this one. When we were young, it might have been hard to understand why it was hurtful. But now that we’re older, we realize that words are not just words, and they can really cause some damage.

Have you ever thought about the impact your own thoughts have on your self-esteem? Do you ever hear yourself saying cruel things about someone – that someone being you?

No one likes to be called “fat” or “chunky”, and calling ourselves these names can prove just as hurtful as when someone else does. Next time you catch yourself saying something bad about yourself, try to stop before you do some major damage. Instead of pointing out how much weight you still have to lose, why not give yourself a pat on the back for the size(s) you have dropped?
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    I agree wholeheartedly. Many things were said about me when I was a chunky little kid and I haven't forgotten the sting they left. Thanks for putting this out there for everybody to notice and hopefully learn from it.

    3523 days ago
    lol Its is so funny, cause lately I have been living a philosophy of saying what is on my mind.... My self esteem has gone through the roof, since I have stopped caring to what everyone thinks of me... what is important is that I am happy with myself.

    Thank you for sharing!
    3523 days ago
  • DENI47
    I have this on a t-shirt.

    You are so right! I remember people saying things to me when I was little. Some of them still sting.
    3523 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Oh so true, sad to say
    3523 days ago
    You are so right
    3523 days ago
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