Friday, June 06, 2008
No Complaint Zone
On NPR, I heard about a St. Louis pastor who gave his congregation a 21-day No Complaint Challenge. The testimony of those who succeeded was inspiring. Thus, my new code of conduct for the next 21 days straight. And if I fall off the wagon, the 21 days start over again. It took many of the participants 3 months to do this, but I'm okay with that.
By all accounts it has been a good week. My baby boy turned 6. We had a great party. I finished a huge amount of yardwork. Sold a bunch of stuff to consignment. Came out $3.96 in the black from the Drug Store Game (more on that later). Yet, I am knee-deep in a quagmire of self-pity and negative attitude.
I think I may go postal on the next person who complains to me about how long the adoption is taking. And I fully expect The Mister to go postal on me the next time I complain to his poor ears about how long the adoption is taking. Everywhere I turn, I feel negative. Yard work looms. My family room setup is driving me batty. And I can't manage to get our basement organized to save my life.
So, I'm picking myself up by the bootstraps and kicking my negative attitude to the curb. If you catch me moaning and groaning on here, feel free to point it out. I promise I won't whine, criticize or judge you (not even behind your back).