What Do We Have to Complain About
Do we ever really look at ourselves before we speak out…
As I awoke this morning to start a new day, I ask myself was I indeed thankful for a new opportunity and a new day of life; or was I going to start complaining about all the things I had to do today. Maybe some of us didn’t rest all that well and we awoke with a ‘crick’ in our neck or back or maybe something else caused us not to rest well. Maybe the baby got us up at 4 AM and we couldn’t get back to sleep afterwards. How about, that Geometry test that’s scheduled today and we didn’t studied sufficiently for it. Or, maybe we awoke thinking how are we supposed to make ends meet this week; the money seems to have run out before the month has…
Others just don’t get it
In each situation of mis-fortune we have the tendency to feel that we are all alone in our plight, others just don’t get it, my situation is different from most, or ‘why me’ all the time some might say. I have found that complaining is not just unique to America. In fact, it is universal and the tendency of complaining appears to be increasing, rather than decreasing in frequency. Just check out any social web site and you will see more people complaining about ‘this or that’ than you will finding anyone thankful for the mere fact of being alive, or having a new opportunity today to correct something wrong in our lives.
Are you one to blame others or can you 'take it on the chin'?
We are suppose to complain...
We just have one other choice!
It seems to be more prevalent than it use to be
I heard a poem earlier in life, but now I can’t seem to put my finger on it. One little phrase I remember went like this: “I oft complained about my shoes, ‘til I met a man who had no feet…” Then last night at church my pastor mentioned, “We can live under the circumstances or we can have a ‘can do’ mentality and rise above our circumstances…” This very fact was brought home this morning when I received an email from another friend of mine. The email had a video about a man who was born without arms or legs and at first we think, “well how could he do this, or that”—but you see Nick Vujicic is no complainer. In fact you will see he has a very fulfilling life. He has chosen to not live under his circumstances, but rather with God’s help to rise above. He has a ‘can do’ mentality. If this man with his disabilities can feel like this about his life each day, why can’t we?
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