Last night Annie asked me if I wanted to do the “Yoko Ono Challenge.”
Letting my Kindle slip down onto my lap and my eyes peering out over my specs, I replied, “What? You want me to break up a band?”
She looked at me quizzically because she really didn’t know what I was talking about and why would she? I’m nearly fifty years old and she is only fifteen.
This is the challenge. I hadn’t ever heard of it.
‘Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days, for forty-five days, for three months. See what happens to your life.”
Immediately, I felt badly about my snarky, band wrecker remark. Seriously, I don’t know Yoko. She might have been influential but John Lennon had his own mind. As we all do and should.
I’m up for the challenge. I know it won’t be easy but I am going to try. Whether in traffic or attending a PTA meeting. Walking the dog in the neighborhood or with a group of friends. With my family or strangers.
I will be mindful.
And, Yoko? I’m really sorry. I was only trying to be funny.