Yesterday, I spent a lot of time and energy whining. To myself, my dog and on my FB status... then I just got annoyed with myself. I know I was miserable because I had been stuck in the extreme heat for two straight days, all nasty hot and hating life, but even then, I had it a lot better than some. That's when I changed my tune to this...
"As I sit here and whine about being hot, I
remember that I am alive. As I fuss over the air conditioner being
broken, I remember that I have a home. As I fuss over sticky clothes, I
remember that I have more clean ones for later. As I try to convince
myself that I'm handling this all with grace, I remember that I'm not - I
should change my focus to what I am blessed to have, not what I am
I then found ways to get a bit more positive and by 5 p.m., the new unit was placed in the back and working... by midnight, I stopped sweating and went to bed... this morning, life is back to normal... Monday they will come and replace the inside portion of the system - and all of that is really cool, literally.
So next time, instead of fussing over all that I am without I think I will profess, just as loudly, all the things that am I thankful that I do have instead. When your mood is sunny and bright, the rest of the things just don't matter as much.