Try This: No Complaining!

Our challenge this month? No complaining! Join us?

Image c/o Coclico

We've been running a little experiment around Clementine Daily HQ - care to join? For one week, we're throwing any and all complaints out the door.

That's it! No complaining about the weather, no whining about traffic, no venting about how unappreciated our daily dish duty is.

It sounds easy enough but has actually been really hard, and a few of us have been amazed at how many times a day we've had to bite our tongue. But the results of our experiment? Our outlooks are sunnier and our hearts seem fuller. By not giving power to negative circumstances we can't change, we're forced to move onward rather than wallowing in self-pity.

The experiment reminds me of a crinkled bookmark on my nightstand that I've carried with me for years, a Philippians verse imprinted in my memory from early childhood Sundays spent in the pews of my parent's church: "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

Here's to such things, Clementines! If you'll be joining us, share your insights on Twitter with hashtag #ClementineChallenge. We'd love to hear from you!

p.s. Instead of complaining, we've been taking lots of deep breaths. It works!