We Need to Stop Complaining

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We complain about having to go to work, but if we didn’t have a job we’d complain about that too.

We complain that the weather is too cold and wet, but when the sun does come out, it’s too hot.

We grumble about not having enough money, but then we forget to be thankful for the money we do have.

Our cars aren’t brand new, the paint is chipped in places, and the AC doesn’t work right, but we forget to be grateful that we have a vehicle to get us where we need to go.

The grass grows too fast in the summertime and is such a chore to keep cut, but we don’t remember to be happy that we actually have rain and sunshine that make it grow.

What if everything we ever complained about just suddenly disappeared?

There’d be no gas for our cars because we complain that the gas prices are too high. There’d be no cars because we complain about that too. We might not have a job or money or a house. We’d have no more rain showers or mud puddles (and then we’d miss out on rainbows). There’d be very little sunshine or none at all because it’s just too hot; no flowers or blooms on the trees because we hate the pollen. Babies wouldn’t cry or make messes. Dogs wouldn’t bark. Telephones and alarm clocks wouldn’t ring. You might not have any hair because you gripe about it so much, and you might not even ever taste your mom’s cooking again (but hopefully that wouldn’t be the case).

I could go on, but I think I’ve made my point. I catch myself complaining way too much, and I’ve decided I want to stop.

We should be thankful.

There is always a bright side to everything. Without snow, there’d be no snowball fights; without the hot sun there’d be no swimming in the creek; and without rain, there’d be no rainbows.

For every “reason” we find to complain, there are a million other reasons to be grateful.

“I have found that most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” (Abraham Lincoln)

Have a blessed day! 🙂

~Courtney

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)

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