Thursday, April 10, 2008
Aw...Quit Your Complaining!
That's our goal. After months (years) of complaining about everything under the sun, my husband and I are trying to give up the habit. We saw a story on CBS Sunday Morning about "A Complaint Free World" and decided that this was our last hope. In case you're not familiar with the concept:
Our words are powerful indicators of our thoughts, and our thoughts create our lives. When we complain, we draw to us negative things because we put out negative energy. Therefore, one of the most important things we do is to learn not to complain.
And, in order to remind ourselves not to complain (for a small, tax-deductible fee), we were sent purple bracelets to wear. Apparently, you're supposed to put it on one wrist or the other. If (when) you find yourself complaining about ANYTHING, you must remove the bracelet and put it on the opposite wrist. The objective is to wear it on one wrist exclusively for 21 straight days.
Now, please tell me how this is possible in a world of never-ending war and astronomical gas prices?!
(Oh. Hang on a minute while I switch wrists)
...Politics being thrown at you 24/7??
(Sorry. Gotta change)
And, HAVE YOU BOUGHT A GALLON OF MILK LATELY??
(Excuse me, again)
Not to mention the fact that there are three houses in foreclosure in our neighborhood and several more with rusty, faded For Sale signs.
(Uh-oh. Wonder how strong these bracelets are? Hope they can handle lots of stretching)
Well, you get the idea. Here's the link to the website, if you dare. Bwwahahahah...
A Complaint Free World
P.S. We also bought bracelets for our kids and friends!