My former student, Maureen, from St. Anthony of Padua, also here in Cramer Hill, challenged me to make three positive comments a day for seven days. I found it surprisingly easy, fun and gratifying. Thank you, Maureen.
However, I am giving myself a super difficult challenge. I don’t know if I saw this challenge somewhere or if I decided that I need to take this challenge.
I, Marguerite Ferra, challenge myself from this time, 7:39 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2014, NOT TO COMPLAIN FOR 24 HOURS.
I’m going to be honest about this challenge and I will keep a record of how many times I messed up. I’m sure that I might slip up here or there, but I’m going to do my very best. I’m going to be tough with myself and I will record even any complaining thoughts that might pop into my mind.
What is going to be funny is that I’m going to see if my husband, Carlos, or if my daughter, Kim, notice that I am not complaining. It will be more difficult for Kim to notice since she is married and doesn’t live here (of course, but…ha ha…it would be nice…that’s not a complaint, but a compliment to how much I love her!), but I have been known to phone her and to complain to her. Carlos has been subjected more often to my complaints. Now–they will have a 24-hour timeframe of no complaints.
Let’s see if they notice.
You might ask yourself, “Won’t they read about this in the blog?”
The answer is probably not because they don’t read the blog. This is a fact, not a complaint. I’m truly happy that their lives are so satisfyingly jam-packed that they don’t have time to read the blog.
So, dear readers, don’t tell them. Let’s see if they notice. I don’t know how hard this will be, but I’m going to give it my best shot.
I’m putting on my happy face. Only 23 hours and 40 minutes more of the No Complaining Challenge. How am I doing?
Written by Marguerite Ferra who is lying in bed with the new a/c unit going full blast and her favorite cat, Reina Ferra, by her side in Cramer Hill
P.S. This is the first day of the first day of school that I’ve stayed in bed in the morning… ha ha ha ha ha… And, it was a great day, too. A walk. Breakfast. Finding the perfect fun prompts for Woodland Writers. Writing with Woodland Writers. Chatting with my son-in-law and his mom and dad. Eating dinner with my husband. Doing my blog. Whoopee…!
2 thoughts on “I give myself a challenge and not the water bucket one…”
I can see it was hard not to make a complaint while writing this post! I laughed out loud each time you wrote ” This is not a complaint…
Good luck with your challenge!
Leigh, I did fail, but it was fun. Thanks for your comment!