Complaining (Formerly “I Hate”)

Maybe I’ve been reading too much of one of my favorite blogs, but I’m feeling I have to bring something up, much in the way Mom2Amara does. If you watched Oprah the other day (I work in television and sometimes have no other choice) There was an entire segment about complaining. Sure, I’ve done my fair share in life. Now, Pastor Will Bowen of Christ Church Unity in Kansas City, Missouri has “invented” a purple bracelet and challenged his congregation to stop complaining for 21 days. I think I’d have problems doing it for 21 minutes. I’d like to take Pastor Bowen’s challenge on but I seriously doubt my discipline level would allow me to get that far.

“When they can eradicate complaining from their lives, they truly become happier,” Pastor Will said. I believe this because people who surround theirselves with negative energy attract negative things. People who are positive attract positive things. “If you catch yourself complaining, you take [the bracelet] and you move it to the other wrist,” Will said. The point of the bracelet is to keep it on the same wrist for 21 days. The pastor says scientists believe that’s the length of time it takes to form a new habit. I have other thoughts about 21 days but they aren’t for this post.

Could you do it? I shutter to think of my chances. It’s an interesting challenge!

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