Jack wrote this in October, 2006:
Have you ever heard anyone say, “Wow! I just put out my eye with a nail-gun! Thank you Lord (Universe, Goddess, Higher Self, Coincidence Coordinators, or whatever the person happens to hold sacred)!”
Probably you haven’t. Not many people know it’s a profoundly effective way of causing pain to diminish or vanish entirely.
I usually don’t even remember to pass it on, though my Y2K and since friend, Jeanne, has seen it work. She might use it. (Somehow I think she doesn’t because she’s always calling me long distance to help her get rid of a sore throat, headache and the like.) (Note from Jeanne: I use it, but with slightly less success).
- Go find a hammer, put your thumb, thumbnail upward, on the front step.
- Draw the hammer over your shoulder and smash hell out of that thumbnail as hard as you’re able.
- The moment your vision changes to a nuclear fireball, shift gears mentally and say, “Thank you Lord.”
Doesn’t matter whether you’re a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist or atheist. You’ll be amazed.
See for yourself.
I don’t know of any better demonstration of the power of gratitude.