One Complaint at a Time

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Three days ago, I made a commitment not to complain. It's a task suggested by Unity minister Edwene Gaines. The idea is to transcend your way of viewing the world. No complaints for 21 days. If you blow it, you gently forgive yourself...and start over from day one.

Instead of a complaint, you're to say, "God, that's great! I decided to say, "God is great!" That way, I'm praising rather than whining.

Start 1: I'm all over this! Piece of cake! Ha! I was fine all day, until the drive home from work. Why did those other drivers have to be out there? Rats!

Start 2: I forgot not to complain that my husband thinks that every flat surface is a coat hanger. I'll do better with my fresh 21 days.

Start 3: I was moaning about something at work before my brain even had a chance to register what was coming out of my mouth. AARRGGHHH!

I can do this. I will do this. All I need is a fresh roll of duct tape.

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  • SHERR513
    I like that.Im gonna try Lord knows Im gonna need help emoticon . I'm a child care provider and sometimes parents can make you wanna scream emoticon Even though I love my babies they are my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    2690 days ago
  • DOODIE59
    What a challenge!! I can see where this is one of those things where we become better people just by trying ... not actually by ever succeeding. No whining for 21 days!! What would I talk about?! ...Er, OK, I see where I can start ....:)

    Thank you for the food for thought. I'll mention this to my husband (in a cheery, bell-like voice) and we can share in the challenge.

    Good luck to YOU--
    2697 days ago
  • CAROLZ1967
    It does sound tough! Not sure I could do it! I'll give it some thought though....I can see the benefits of it. Does it count if you THINK them in your head too? Or only if you verbally state them out loud? I don't think I could ever control every thought but I could work on not saying them out loud! Let us know how it goes. :-)
    2698 days ago
    emoticon ???? Good Luck emoticon
    2699 days ago
    I'm sorry, but this really cracked me up. I see myself all over this blog. I would be starting on "start over number 1, 112." If I could just think before I open my mouth, I'd be fine but I seem to be on auto pilot when it comes to my mouth.
    2699 days ago
    LOL! You can do it, and more power to you for trying! I know better than to challenge myself to do that. Twenty-one minutes, maybe... emoticon
    2699 days ago
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