There's ALWAYS something to complain about - work, family, church, money, health, weather, etc. But the problem with complaining is that it NEVER (EVER!) moves us closer to where we want to be. Besides, who really enjoys being around a complainer?! I'm pretty sure only people who already complain.
Let's assume for just a minute that you're the person who feels as if you don't have much. Statistically speaking, you have more than most because you're more than likely reading this blog post from a laptop, tablet, or a smartphone. Not to mention the majority of my online community lives in the United States. Need I go on, or do you get the point? There is someone, somewhere, right now, who wishes they had what you have. There is someone, somewhere, right now, who wishes they had your problems.
If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." -Oprah Winfrey
You may be discouraged, but you don't have to complain. You may be disgusted, but you don't have to complain. You may be downright disappointed, but you still don't have to complain. A glad heart is a grateful heart, so choose gratitude today and everyday.
I challenge you to make it a point to begin and end your day with thankfulness. Start here: tell me, what are a few things you're grateful for today? I'll go first - I'm grateful for an incredible wife who never says no to a spontaneous ice cream date. I'm grateful fro a healthy, happy baby boy who already talks more than I do. (And I know that may be hard for some of you to believe.) I'm grateful for family and friends, who often think I've lost my mind when I share with them my latest idea, but they still support my crazy dreams. I'm grateful for mentors who unselfishly invest their time and wisdom with me, encouraging me to keep growing. I'm also grateful for my ride-or-die popcorn popper that has about 129,000 miles on it. (If you didn't know that popcorn was my first love, now you do.) Oh, and I'm grateful for books because I'm basically a bookworm.
Now, it's your turn to share. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
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