“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the
life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never
decreases by being shared.” — Buddha
During this season of giving, don’t under estimate the power of GIVING a complement. Yes, ultimately managing our health and weight is something we do for ourselves, but boy, does it feel good when someone notices and mentions it!!
Reaching out with the simplest of complements can not only make someone’s day but it can inspire them to continue on their journey, weigh loss OR otherwise. We never REALLY know what other people are thinking or what they are experiencing today and our words can have a powerful impact on others. To take the time to recognize and share in someone else’s positive life changes (again, weight or otherwise) can only bring MORE happiness to all involved.
We are all busy with holiday “to-do” lists, but let’s make an effort to be present in each moment and be present with the people with which we are interacting. NOTICE the person bagging your groceries at Trader Joe’s or registering your purchases at Target. Look around you and really see the folks standing line at the post office with you, or at the bank. And let’s not forget your fellow Weight Watchers members….if someone looks particularly pretty today or thinner or whatever….TELL HER!! There is no greater kindness than to take the time to take an interest in those around us and it’s such a simple way to brighten our day :-))
Isn’t the above photo so beautiful??? I love looking at it!
See you at the meetings this week and don’t forget…
Naperville is now at our new store location in Gartner Plaza!!! See you ere this morning!