Thursday, February 3, 2011

Any Success Yet

Well as Adam say's, we have been working on becoming complaint free for one month now.  My question is, has anyone been able to go even one whole day yet?  I must admit that this is harder than I thought it would be.  I find myself wondering what the ratio is between my complaints and my possitive comments.  I have a feeling the latter is very much lacking.  Why do we focus so much time on the negative which only brings more of the same rather than having a possitive outlook on life?  I met the nicest man yesterday in the fabric store where I work.  He told me how happy he was and how wonderful his life had been and that he wouldn't change a thing.  He said, "when people ask me how I am, I tell them I am happy".  He then told me that it wasn't without it's challenges, for instance, he worked as a janitor for 17 years and for 7 of them straight he never had a day off.  During that time he dealt with some major family illnesses, including himself and other major setbacks but that he was grateful to have had the work.   As I visited with him I found myself wondering why I couldn't be more like him.  I lack for nothing and have everything to live for.  Best of all, we chatted about our posterity and he really lit up  saying that his 45 great grandchildren were the light of his life and how he and the missis loved spending time with them.  Not once did he complain about anything.  He just couldn't say anything but what a great world this was and what good people there are in it.  It just goes to show you that we can either choose to see the bad or the good, the choice really is ours.  All I can say is that I choose to be like him.  I just need the Lord's help to do it.  Come on everyone.  Let's put our shoulder to the wheel.  Even one day is an accomplishment and a beginning.  Who will be first?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1 month in


1 month into the challenge, and i have yet to complete 1 day of not complaining, gossiping, or criticizing! Lol, lots harder than I anticipated. Had tons of days that I only messed up once, but haven't hit the one day mark yet. Oh well, it will only get easier the more you work on it....