Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I'd like to lodge a complaint...

Did anyone catch Oprah yesterday?

(Well, let her go already! Har dee har har...)

A guest of her program especially impressed me. She interviewed Pastor Will Bowen about his crusade to nip complaining and gossip in the bud. It all started as an exercise to remove this behavior within his congregation and has grown worldwide.

In a Sunday morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free place. To prove he was serious, Will passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge."If you catch yourself complaining, you take [the bracelet] and you move it to the other wrist," Will says. "The idea is to ultimately keep it [on the same wrist] for 21 days." Will chose this length of time, he says, because scientists believe it takes that long to form a new habit.


What a beautiful concept.

It certainly inspires a challenge. Will any of my co-bloggers, readers and other hangers on join me? You can request a bracelet HERE, completely free. I suggest, in the vein of gratitude, that if you do request a bracelet you make a small cash donation for a worthwhile cause.

Of course, you don't have to request a bracelet. You can just steal the concept. I doubt Pastor Bowen will complain about that.

This will kill off those damned FOAD blog posts...

(Change wrist...sigh...)

3 comments:

  1. Oprah loves the gimmicks don't she?

    How do we know this guy is a real Pastor..why he might just be a Crack head who pays for gay sex for all we know...when that is revealed she can bring him back on her show and spank him.

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  2. I confess, Jerrster, I love the gimicks, too...just ordered 5 bracelets for my fam. I look forward to telling them when they should switch their bracelets...I'm controlling like that...LOL

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  3. ee.....heh.

    Keep in mind that you have to switch YOUR bracelet before you get to call out anyone else on their complaining.

    Calling them out, in essence, is a complaint.

    Sigh, switch...

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