Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone.....

Picture download~Webshots This is the picture I would create if I had the ability. It makes me want to dance and sing, run barefoot through raindrops, dance in the moon light and coverse with flowers and fairies. I wish there were more things in my life that evoked that much response. I'm not complaining, in fact I'm thinking of declaring this a "no complaints zone". Also "nix" on whining. Excuses are still being allowed.
I watched an interesting piece this morning on CBS's Sunday Morning about a small church on a big mission. To reduce the 'complaining' we all do, all across the world, by 10%. They give out those rubbery looking braclets that are showing up everywhere these days. Theirs are purple and you put it on your wrist. Each time you catch yourself in a complaint about something or some one, you take it off and put it on the other wrist. The act of moving it is a conscious act that helps you to be aware of how often you complain. The goal is to achieve 21(yes....21) days with the braclet still on ONE wrist, unmoved.
It's a church project and volunteers mail out braclets worldwide. If you put No Compliants braclet into a search engine, it'll Google you to a list of articles about the beginnings of this movement. It's quite interesting, and along the line of the "Pay It Forward" compaign. For the record, 10 % of the worlds population would require 60 million people wearing a braclet and trying to be more tolerant of the little things that irritate us *VBS* Has everyone had a Peep today???

8 comments:

meggie said...

I really do think blogging is a positive thing to do, with positive results. I have found I take much more notice of the small things to be grateful for, & the beauty in the small things to enjoy. It also makes me aware of not griping about little things!
Hope you have enjoyed your Easter Finn.

Purple Pam said...

Finn, the poster is beautiful. It would make a beautiful quilt.

Susan said...

Love your positive attitude! I also love CBS Sunday morning, my favorite show. I am sorry I missed it yesterday, but thanks for the 'complaint' story, it sounds like a great idea. I hope you had a good Easter. Keep thinking those good thoughts!

Katie said...

Saw the show too. So amazing that things can spread like that. A little nudge helps all of us. I agree that our blog friends keep us positive. Did you see the art made from Peeps?

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Love that artwork! And I admire your commitment to keep your blog a positive space. I try not to whine or complain on mine but don't always feel that I succeed ;- )

I have a sneaking suspicion that you know your way around the computer and the web better than many a younger person (ie: me!).

andsewitis Holly said...

Those bracelets are a great idea. I love that artwork. Happy Late Easter to you, Finn!

Granny Lyn said...

Wouldn't the world be a better place with 10% less complaining?? One thing I have learned about bloggers, they are ALL kind and helpfull, with not a whiner to be found. I haven't found one, anyway. Who wouldn't want to visit here??
thanks for giving us something to think about,
lyn

cher said...

this goes hand in hand with my idea of using kindness as my word for this year. sure is easy to slip! I like the bracelet idea however-as it does make you pay attention better. thanks for sharing! the first time you shared the image in this post-I downloaded it and it is my desktop screen-glorious!