I find that I get into cycles of complaining about really stupid things.
I don't like myself when I complain.
How will I ever stop the cycle of complaining?
When my back aches and I want to complain. I will remember that many are struggling with much worse pain than mine. Some, have debilitating diseases that zap their strength and take away their ability to do day to day things.When people are nasty and rude at the grocery store, I will try to remember that I don't know what their day, week, month or life has been like up until that point. Perhaps they are dealing with something that is beyond their control that is stressing them at the moment.
I am sure there are going to be days when things get the better of me and I am grouchy. Hopefully they will not outweigh the days that I am not grouchy and wanting to complain. It is a start and it is what I can do in my own life to try and change the way my little world is.
We must cherish the moments of happiness! Make the best of situations no matter how stressful they may be. Revel in the wonder of children seeing things for the first time and making every effort to see things as innocently as they do. Making our world better starts with each one of us and how we perceive things.
I plan to make much more of an effort to cherish more moments instead of reacting to things.
How will you change yourself and your world around you this year?