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.
This sort of insight is both bizarre and profound…also somewhat humorous.
A perfect example of his humorous writing, but he actually did do this whenever he had an injury, and in all seriousness, found that it worked. The trick is to remember to try it…