Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love and Blessings

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.


Kelli Russell Agodon - Book of Kells said...

It was nice to see your photo on your blog. You look beautiful.

Mama G said...

We get to have Debra in Greenville, SC this weekend for Healing Journeys! we are looking forward to the weekend and the special opportunity to have you here!
Nancy Giguere