Who knew such wonderful words of wisdom would come from a rabbit in a story meant for children.
Bambi is truly a classic. I watched Bambi countless times as a child and I remember this saying not only from the film but also from my mother reminding me of this important quotation.
It is a classic proverb many have told their children through the generations.
I am not perfect by any means but I truly try my best when faced with a challenging person to not make negative comments about them, trying desperately to see the good in them. Now patience does wear thin with people especially with the holidays in our near future. Holidays heighten our stress levels and inevitably increases our waistband causing us to be snug in our clothing which leads to all over more crankiness. But hang in there! New Year’s Resolutions of weight loss are right around the corner.
But what I want to focus on for this blog post is implementing this saying in a different way in our lives.
Now when it comes to myself I do not have the same patience or graciousness. When I was thinking about writing this post I decided to listen to myself for a few days and see what comments I was making about myself was it positive or negative? I have to say I was a little surprised at my frequency of negative comments. It isn’t horrible comments but we all notice things about ourself in the mirror that no one else notices. How one eye is bigger than the other or how I have put on a few pounds in the last few months. How different I look with make up and without it.
We judge ourselves so harshly. Stop it! I am speaking to myself as much as to you. Instead lets say positive comments about ourselves, let’s find the things we like: our smile, our hair, our eye color, our sense of humor, or our perseverance in difficult circumstances. Nice things, good things, lets speak those over ourselves instead.
“The tongue has the power of life and death within it.”
An example to help you get started. “Yes, I am older now. Yes, I have aged and filled out in the face a little but I am still beautiful.”
TO put it a different way another word of wisdom from a film “You is smart, you is kind you is important.”
Now go out there and encourage the world. Be kind, but also be kind to yourself.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. What are you going to say to yourself in the mirror?