I received an email giving me kudos for characteristics such as optimism, humor, slight sarcasm, honesty and genuine care for others. Of course I have no objections to being lavished with compliments! But the lovely sender of the email also mentioned that I never complain. I replied with many thanks but of course, being the honest gal I am, I had to admit that I do complain sometimes. I simply try not to complain about complete non-sense or complain too often. I also try not complain about the same thing over and over, like a broken record. What does that solve?
Everyone needs to vent now and then. There a millions of gripes but there is a choice of whether it’s necessary or worth it to complain. My tea is too hot, I want an iPod Touch, the tablet I requested is on back order and the closest Cold Stone Creamery is a 30 minute drive away. I could easily complain about those things constantly but they are completely material and not that serious in my opinion. When I have a frustration release moment, I’d rather vent about my real challenges like having Lupus, being in pain 60% of the time and feeling exhausted. I’d talk about health care costs, the education system kiddo is enrolled in and the bad influence the world potentially has on him as he ages.
We may find many things to complain about but surely we have at least 1 thing to be happy about. Venting is okay in moderation but don’t allow yourself to become that person known for complaining all the time. That friend people avoid because your constant complaints ruin their mood…don’t be the one who bums people out! There’s a difference between venting and raining on everyone’s parade. Don’t become the Negative Nancy of your circle! I always advise people that for every negative thing you say, immediately follow that conversation with a positive topic. If you can help it, never end your conversation with a negative topic!
I’ve been sick all week and Mr. Man got on my nerves but I woke up feeling better than yesterday and the mister is behaving like a prince again. Even though I have loads of work to catch up on, I love what I do and am appreciative to have work at all! I’m looking forward to some product reviews, shipments and a new project this week. See…healthy, limited venting followed by positivity. I hope all of you darlings have a wonderful week!