Tuesday, May 26, 2009
In the olden days (and on The Simpsons), the bad kid is always writing a hundred times on the chalkboard, "I will not throw spitballs," as a way of reinforcing good behavior. But we now know that it is more effective to give yourself positive suggestions, i.e. "I will pay attention in class."
A couple of weeks ago I had to pre-sign 200 books before a talk I gave. So I wrote, "Love and Blessings, Debra Jarvis" two hundred times. (I really believe that each of us has the power to bestow blessings on another.)
For the rest of the day and well into the next I felt loving, forgiving and generous. Love and blessings. Two hundred times. I'm thinking about doing this every morning.