this challenge. Before I started it I really had no idea what a complainer I was. It has been really humbling (and embarrassing) to realize this, because there is nothing I should be complaining about.
Plus, I feel bad for those who were around me. Who wants to hear a broken record of, "my head hurts", "I'm tired", "Luke is fussy", "I'm so busy" or whatever small thing it is at any given moment. Particularly when I am healthy, I have a beautiful family, I know God loves me, I live in a great country and on and on.
I have such a blessed life. All complaining does is strip my focus away from all the good in my life and turn my thoughts to the little things that annoy me. Why on earth would I choose to do that?
I won't anymore. At least, I'm going to do better :).
When I found the quote above I fell in love with it. It's so true. All of us have so much to be grateful for, and when we express and contemplate our blessings we realize that what we have is enough. Sometimes when it is so hard to be on a budget and it feels like "everyone around you" is spending money, it helps to take a step back and think of the bigger picture. Not everyone is spending money. Many people don't even have enough to feed themselves, and that is why I save. So that I can help others.
Here's to a complaint free world!