There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. -Aristotle (i. you can't avoid criticism so you must just learn to accept it and go on with your life. Accept yourself flaws and all).
Scripture Calendar - Love this idea! If anything you'll memorize 12 verses each year. Could add a numbered blank list on each page to write things you were thankful for that day (fill up the whole month)