March 21, 2023 5:25 am Published by

I purchased a book years ago, called “You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought” by Peter McWilliams.  

Though it’s not a literary keepsake, the title says it all. 

Thinking about your thinking is a game changer. 

Of all the thoughts you can have, why would you waste one thought on negativity?  

I’m challenging that premise today as I put on my swimsuit after a long, snowy winter in Minnesota. My tendency (along with everyone I know) is to criticize our bodies, hide ourselves and wish we looked differently than we do. 

Yet when I see others at the beach, they look beautiful and content with how they are.  

Today is a day to practice new thinking and catch the criticisms while reframing them to loving thoughts. 

I’m ready for this habit to be gone.