Thursday, June 17, 2010

Whine, Whine, Whine. . .

I'm done complaining. Really I'm tired of it. Seems that's all I do. See I'm even complaining about complaining. No longer will I look at the bad in life. I'm a realist - I accept that there are good and bad things in the world, but that doesn't mean I need to focus on the bad. I don't want to end up like those people who sit around and gripe about what life has handed them. I want to be the person who is happy and thankful for each day.
  • The weather - I will endeavor to rejoice in every season. I will happily embrace the changes in the weather and be amazed by my ability to adapt to them. I shall not complain about hot days but accept and enjoy the opportunity to condition my body for hell.
  • I have bills - yes that's just part of life, it means you own stuff ( a house, a car, lights, cable, groceries from 3 years ago that you put on your credit card). I will accept that I must spend money to survive but I won't let them own me.
  • I am fat - it means that I have too much to eat. This is like the bills thing - I have done this to myself so if I don't like it I must change it.
  • I have to move - it means my husband has a job in this hard economic time and we get to have an adventure! I will miss my friends but I know I have the type of friends who will be there for me even if there is distance between us.
  • We only have one car but YAY we have a car!
  • My children are loud - It means they are healthy and happy and near me - and for that I am so very thankful!
I'm sure I complain about way more than this but I am giving that up and moving forward. Here I go taking baby steps. I will not complain one time for the next 24 hours. I will look at every obstacle as an opportunity to grow, I will let you know how it goes!


  1. I will not complain that I've known you for like 5 years but we've just become friends in the last few months. I now ask myself why we weren't friends before this?? But, like you, I won't complain because you have added something to my life these past few months I have needed for some time, and won't let a few miles get in the way of it! <3

  2. I will not complain that I just basically realized you even existed in the world (hereby making it a much funnier, better lookin' place) and that then your hubby got a job and you had to move. I will not complain because in that short time, I made a great friend who makes me laugh on a daily basis. And besides, when you moved, you tooootally gave us all an excuse for a ROAD TRIP.

  3. You made me cry Lori! - That is not a complaint just the truth. I am so thankful we've gotten to know each other!

  4. Rachel I am very happy to finally meet you and get to know you! You 'get' me and I love ya for it!