Yes we all complain, we don’t make enough, bills are too high, our kids are driving us crazy, our spouse doesn’t do enough, blah, blah, blah fill in the blank.
Some people live to complain, that is their whole life, nothing will make them happy, I remember my grandmother, she was the most miserable, negative person you could meet, my mom would come home from the grocery store with 200 dollars in groceries (that is like 1000 dollars today,35 years later) and she would open up the refrigerator and say “there’s never anything to eat in this house” because she had to complain about something even if she had to make it up.
But recently my high school friend Sue posted about a new medication she was trying , that didnt work and she was upset rightfully so as she has been sick from the 80’s with not just one illnesses but multiple illnesses yet every day she is positive, she knows what is the most important thing in her life, her family and her friends, she doesn’t complain about the little things because they are not problems to her, she knows real problems.
She probably reads others posts and thinks “please are you joking,walk in my shoes then see if your still complaining”
My friend Jilly is not her illness, she refuses to be a poster child, she lives each and every day to the fullest, always feeling happy and blessed in spite of all that has happened to her, she is one of the most positive people I know! Everyday she sees the good and keeps going.
My friend Becky also has more medical problems then most of us would have in a lifetime, yet she always has a smile, she is there with a kind word and the most incredible food you have ever tasted! If she didnt tell you she was sick you wouldn’t know it, she also lives life to the fullest.
What do these three hero’s have in common? Their attitude, they know what is the most important thing in this world is love , love of family and friends, to be grateful for each moment, to not complain because that will not change their situation.
They face each and every day with more obstacles then I could ever imagine yet they do it with grace and a smile.
So today when you think your life sucks, when your about to complain about the silly things you think are so bad in your life, stop and think of my hero’s , then be grateful for all of your blessings as it could have been a different way.