Remind me!

ReminderYears ago when I was trying to remember to pray for a couple of friends, I decided to remember them every time I used an electric hand-dryer in a public restroom.  Crazy, but it worked!  I could go for weeks without ever thinking about them and as soon as I used one of those dryers (which I really don’t like!), the prayers started flowing.  Their situation has long passed but my need for hand-dryers hasn’t so I kept it up.

I used the same reminder tactic when some friends were in desperate straits.  They drove a white car so when I was paying attention and noticed a white car, I prayed for them. As much as I wanted to believe I would remember without the prompt, I don’t know if I would have.

White car 2

Gretchen Rubin of  “The Happiness Project”( talks about using the time it takes her computer to wake up in the morning to cultivate gratitude by thinking “grateful thoughts.”  I was pleased to see I wasn’t the only one who needed a “system” to do the important.

I knew someone who used “STOP” signs to remind her of something she wanted to stop doing in her life.  Most of us could find something we would like to stop!


I used to wish I could just remember everything now I am enjoying the benefit of not trying so hard!

Have you ever used an external reminder to prompt you of an internal action?

Hope for the best,



2 Responses to “Remind me!”

  1. 1 Melanie Rigney April 5, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    What great ways to remember the people in our prayer cups! Thanks, Tish!

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