Monday, April 12, 2010

Guitars, James and Will Bowen

I probably am not a 21 day "complaint free" champion, because I think this “United Breaks Guitars” youtube video is funny. I don’t think Dave Carroll is complaining. He joyfully and creatively informs United Airlines of a mistake they made that needs to be put right. Which they did!

However, I am in a perpetual state of self-improvement. I am currently working on two self-improvement projects. The first is memorizing the book of James. Sounds like a big goal and it is! Too big for me but I like meditating on the words as they roll around in my head trying to land and lock in their correct order. I’m still in chapter one.

When I face trials of any kind these days, the words of verses 2-5 come rushing in: “consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.”

The second is to go 21 days without complaining, gossiping or criticizing! I found this challenge in the book by Will Bowen, "A Complaint Free World". I wear his plastic, purple bracelet I ordered and it reminds me not to complain, gossip or criticize. I have worked on this for over a year now and have yet to earn my “Certificate of Happiness” from the author. I refuse to give up and continue indulge in humor which blossoms in complaint, gossip and criticism.

What do you think?