Sunday, January 27, 2013

HEY- stop complaining! (Myself included!)

Does it seem like the world has become a negative place? Maybe it has, or maybe the real problem is ourselves. Let me try to explain...

I hear a lot of complaining around me (no, not in my house, but in the places I go.) Sometimes I even succumb to complaining myself. That is just not a good idea. Here is a great idea, focus on your blessings instead of complaining. Every time you are tempted to complain, stop...........and make yourself say something you are thankful for instead.

It is about our hearts. There are plenty of negative people out there, but we don't want to join their ranks. We want to be different. We want to live differently. Jesus calls us to be different. Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. No one wants a grumpy heart-attitude.

Just try it. Focus on the blessings. I think you'll find that it works.

Tomorrow, if you're tempted to complain about the rain, STOP! Think about a blessing instead, and then voice it to the person you were going to complain to (or about.)

When you think about it, it won't seem so hard. Instead of complaining about the rain, (stop,) think about last year's drought, and how thankful all the farmers will be for a better year of farming, or how much easier it will be to grow tomatoes. Hopefully you're getting the idea.

We can't be lights in the darkness if we're always carrying a dark cloud over our own heads.

Get a good night's sleep tonight. Get your things organized for tomorrow morning, and write your list of what you still need to do, then go to bed. 

It's not a difficult concept. 

After a good night's sleep, you can wake up singing, or praying, and be ready for a day where you focus on your blessings, and where complaining has no place in your words or thoughts. 

Be different. Be a light.

Tomorrow I will be thankful for ... YOU!

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