Today’s Weight Watchers meeting was a good one, and I lost a full pound to boot. Gotta love it.
Speaking of love, I’m so grateful to and for all of you, so ready with prayers and encouragement, even though most of you are going through trials of your own. Reading the comments, I noted that several of you have lost pets and/or beloved family members in the last few months, and a lot of you are dealing with health or financial difficulties. Still, you were and are willing to extend kind words and prayers to each other and to me. Such generosity truly touches my heart.
A few days ago, I mentioned the bracelet experiment. Basically, it goes like this: you put on a stretchy bracelet and, the first time you catch yourself complaining, you move the bracelet to the opposite wrist. The goal is to go for 21 full days without having to switch wrists. An important note: things you think don’t count as complaints. Only the verbal ones do. I haven’t had to move the bracelet, not because I’m especially angelic, but because the simple presence of that bracelet makes me think before I speak. I might just wear it, or one like it, for the rest of my life. According to the author of “A Complaint Free World”, Will Bowen, this experiment can be a total game changer. Why? Because of quantum physics.
No, seriously. Words have substance, they are energy. What we talk about, like what we think about, shapes our experience in very real ways. If you complain aloud, you are actually re-enforcing the very things you don’t want.
Skeptical? Let me ask you this: what do you have to lose by giving it a try for 21 days?