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The other side of COMPLAINING.

It's a choice....

It’s a choice….

What’s not going right with you at the moment?

Have you noticed how natural it is to always see the negative in every situation? I didn’t really realize how bad it was until a few months ago when I actually ‘heard’ myself one whole day at work. As I drove home that day, I was just amazed at all the things I complained about. This person didn’t do this……this person didn’t do that…..my boss doesn’t keep up with stuff……how did I get assigned to do this?……it is so hot outside…….it is so cold in the office…..blah blah blah.

I mean, it seemed like I had dedicated the whole day to complaining.

We complain about what’s going wrong in our life and our relationships. About our spouse and our children, our family and friends. Our job, our bodies. And some of us have a constant gripe about things that we have experienced in the past, seeing the whole world through the speckled glasses of that complaint. Not to minimize any grievance, but no one is worth years of committing ourselves to a negative mindset.

If we took a day, just to listen to ourselves, at our choice of words, which in turn shows our choice of perspective, we will be amazed at how our attitude is hindering our altitude.

About 2 months ago, I started a gratitude journal that I journal in every day. My prayer was that God helped me to make gratitude my default setting. I had to force myself to go against that natural grain of seeing the negative and finding that spark of positivity in every single thing. I asked God to help me get to the other side of complaining. To see the positive and hear the positive. To choose to live in a state of gratitude, that’s the other side of complaining.

Give every situation a second look and find the gratitude spot!

My prayer for you today is that in the midst of any disappointment and delay, remember that “no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly”. That God is faithful even when we are not. That gratitude turns what we have into enough.

Blessings always

JC

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Daily Inspiration, Prayer

 

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Find a Balance…

Ava...

Ava…

This morning I laced up the bright neon green laces in my sneakers and headed out the door. Wasn’t sure where I was headed. It was early Saturday morning and I thought about going for a run, walking the trails in the park, or maybe hitting up the Farmer’s Market. But I didn’t need anything from the market, I still had goodies from last week’s visit. I got in the car, got about half way up the street and then God said go back and get your camera and go to the park. I turned around and went back home, grabbed my camera and my dog, Ava. Off we went to walk the trails in the park.

We walked and enjoyed the sounds of nature. I love early mornings. Passing other early-birds, running, walking their dogs, fishing or biking the trails, felt good. They were out enjoying the day just like I was. Cars were coming in with bikes strapped to the top and others were coming in with dogs hanging out the window, eager for their morning jaunt. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Daily Inspiration

 

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