1. We want to be able to trust people. Put another way, we want people to make guarantees to us. — Instead, we can work on keeping our promises to ourselves
2. We want love and acceptance from others, so we feel valued and validated. Instead, practicing compassion / love for others makes us feel truly important - because then we are.
3. We want to have the best of everything. But - the happiest people don’t have the best of everything - they make the best of everything.
4. We want to be happy. But - we too often complain, judge others and wish it were different. We call it “being realistic.” Instead, just stop it and be happy.
Here’s a funny take on negativity from Bob Newhart. Enjoy!
Claude and I send love,
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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