Wednesday, March 12, 2014

One little rubber band.

Thank goodness, we are a day closer to Friday! I'm so excited for my weekend I can hardly stand it. In the mean time, I also have some fun birthday plans the next two nights...so to say I'm a busy bee this week is an understatement! Then I just remind myself, yes...this week is busy, but its full of amazing friends and there are so many memories to be made. I can't wait to let the festivities begin!!

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A few weeks ago, Caleb challenged us to wear a thick rubber band around our wrists, and anytime we complained about something, we had to "snap" it. Yikes! I found myself at work, complaining about who knows what...its so cold, its so hot,  and just went about my day...then I got home and Caleb asked me the question.

"How many times did you snap yourself today??"...I hadn't. Shoot! How many times had I complained without even thinking twice about it? I swore to myself I'd pay more attention the next day.

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It was insane that very next day when I became intentional about watching what I say, or even what I thought. I found myself about to say something rude about a co worker I didn't care for, or to simply complain about my car or the weather. It was insane how one little flick on the wrist changed my mindset.

What used to be "ugh I really don't like our loud, screaming, fighting neighbors" became "I need to pray for them tonight". What was "I'm so sick of Winter!!" became "at least I have a coat to keep me warm in this snow", & what was once "our apartment is SO not organized..." turned into "at least we have a loving home to live in".

I challenge you to take the next few days and try this out on yourself. Maybe you've done something like this before, how did you like it?? 

13 comments:

  1. Whose birthday is it? Yours? Your hubby's? Mine is tomorrow. Yay for March birthdays regardless!

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  2. I love that you and Caleb challenge each other's spirits and attitudes! What an idea.

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  3. I don't wanna take the challenge!! It's gonna hurtttttt :)

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  4. A few years ago, wearing a rubber band was the thing to do. I honestly don't remember why people were wearing them, could be the reason above, but I would see so many people with them on. I wear a hairband all the time, maybe I should start snapping it too ;)

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  5. This is SUCH a fantastic idea! I really need to do this. Lately, I find myself really just complaining about everything and it's annoying and I know I shouldn't be!

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  6. We did the thing where we wore an actual rubber band that said 'complaint free' on it, and every time you complained you had to switch wrists. Whew, I was changing mine back and forth CONSTANTLY! Definitely a great eye-opener!

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  7. I love this idea. I might have to try it. I feel like this time of year is hard because everyone is sick of the cold weather, but it's definitely not something worth getting a negative attitude about.

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  8. I love this! I did this once way back when, and I felt like I was snapping myself a million times a day.

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  9. I did this one time way back when anytime I said or thought something ugly about someone. Great idea!

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  10. Love this idea! While reading this I immediately thought it was something some of my old co-workers could have used. Wait, do I need to snap my wrist now? Oops. ;) Love that you and your husband challenge and inspire each other to always improve!

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  11. I agree with Tracy - I love how you and Caleb are always inspiring each other!! This would definitely help open up my eyes and be better about having happier thoughts.

    Though this week I'm in a pretty great mood, can you wonder why?! :DDDD

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  12. I kind of love this idea to stay more positive! I feel like I would be snapping more than I'd like to admit though :(

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