Adding a reminder to a thought is a jolly good idea, Kathryn.
I knew a lady who wanted to increase her lung power, as a singer. She used doorways as a reminder. Whenever she passed through a doorway, she would take a deep breath. That means she started with her bedroom doorway, first thing every morning.
Linking simple things like that can have a profound effect.
I promised, above, to look on the bright side. It turns out that I am less of a 'Pollyanna' than I have thought.
I watch 'negative' stuff on TV, still, but it affects me differently than ever before. I am beginning to see that the resources most valuable to us are quite simple...that we only need to use them more wisely to completely change the world for the better.
In turn, I feel lifted...happier...perhaps hours/days later. Conversations go better, without 'trying'. I feel people in my life are picking up on my feelings, too...without my needing to 'explain'.
(I have been a champion 'explainer' for more years than I care to remember.)
Somehow a simple statement to look on the 'bright' side is having a profound effect on my life. I find it easier to get on with what I really want to do next. No more stalling!
Which means I may be actually quitting smoking, with ease...just forgetting about it.
If I feel this good after only 12 days of deciding to look only on the bright side, where will I be in 31?
Boggles the mind, doesn't it?!
Good for you, Kathryn! I wonder what will be the experiences of your congregation members.
Are there any writers in the group...or wannabes? They may be able to gather experiences as material for an article or even a book.