Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Change of blog...er, heart

Confession time. For the past few days, I have really really been hating my wound. Not that I've ever liked it, but it goes through these cycles, see, and when it gets to the point in the cycle where it is hurting me SO BAD that I want to scream...well, I just hate it. So I thought, being the clever girl that I am, that I would write a very tongue-in-cheek 'ode to my wound' right here on my blog. I had even come up with some amazing lines, and I was imagining all the people who would find it so amusing and all of that. Oh, how funny I would be!

But then I saw Pastor Will on Oprah. Sigh. He preaches in Kansas City, MO, and he has of late become super-popular with his 'Complaint-Free World' bracelet idea. And I was immediately convicted by the complaining that I do -- yes, daily -- about the pain I deal with as a result of, well, all of last summer's ordeal. Physical and emotional pain, not to mention that it's been nearly a year...see? There I go again.

Anyway, Oprah was not even done with the interview before I was at the computer ordering some of those bracelets. I ordered a lot of them, because I'm thinking some other people might want to try it out as well. Not that I'll make them do it, but I certainly need to complain less in my life!

So if you had tuned in to my blog a couple of days ago, and if I had come up with a great ending to the 'ode to my wound'...well, neither of us would have learned much, would we (except that I hate my wound, and I think we've all figured that one out)? But now I can share a pretty neat idea with you and hopefully bless my husband's life by wearing a purple bracelet for the next twenty-one days.

6 comments:

Shellie said...

I know I need to stop complaining. It's become such a habit that I don't even notice anymore!! I find, especially at work, if I complain it only prompts others to complain more and just spreads a negative attitude. I'm using the tactic of keeping my mouth shut today! Thanks for the reminder.

tracey said...

That's cool, Shellie! I totally know what you mean about the complaining at work having a ripple effect. I worked in a very negative place where there was nothing but complaining, and that can really bring you down. I doubt you are complaining all that much, because you are such a sunshiny person to me...convicts me all that much more at how much I complain! =)

Shellie said...

I wasn't so sunshiny last year! Just ask Samantha. She heard a lot of complaining and at one point kicking all the stuff around that was on my bedroom floor while ranting and raving. And I really don't have much to complain about now, but I seem to find it!

Sarah D said...

Save a bracelet for me, Tracey! Attitude is so powerful.

tracey said...

Shell, you are hilarious. =)

Hey Sarah! I will certainly save one for you if you'd like. They are supposed to take several weeks to get here...but I ordered a lot of them. I'm hoping Casey will see if the students want to take up the challenge!

Sarah said...

Oh I just now saw this! I think that's a great idea... I'm sorry about your wound though! How've you been doing lately overall? I need to call you sometime!

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