On a normal day, how many times do you complain? About weather, living expenses, traffic, other people, work, or about something else?
I used to complain a lot. But now my complaints have come down a lot too. (My husband might beg to differ here. 🙂 ) It wasn’t a conscious decision to let go of complaints. At some point, I got exhausted with how unsatisfied I was getting due to the not so important whinings. Those whinings took up a major part of my day. The problem with these small frets is that they won’t make the trouble go away. Instead, the tiny little problem will seem to look bigger and that adds to the dissatisfaction.
When we were in the UK, everyone in India constantly talked about the hot climate in India. So when we landed in India, we were ready to get fried by the raging hot weather. And yeah, it was hot. After all, we came from 8-degree celsius to 35-degree celsius and the difference in number was big. My son asked, “Why is it so hot in India?”, when we stepped out one afternoon. But he didn’t complain. He accepted that it is hot and preferred to stay inside, but that didn’t stop him from exploring the outside.
I hear everyone around me constantly complaining about the scorching heat. But honestly, I feel different. In Kerala, this summer it rained so heavily that many mornings and nights were colder than usual summer. Last year when we were at Palakkad, Kanna couldn’t sleep many nights because of the hot summer. But this time it wasn’t hot like last time.
And still, people complain.
I feel sorry for them all. Instead of complaining why not send a gratitude note to Mother nature for sprinkling us with raindrops. And when was our land cold ever? I don’t remember. Not during summer holidays anyways. Then why can’t we just accept the weather the way it is and quit complaining? But then how can we do that to Mother nature when most of us point out to our moms about the dish she prepared for us as too salty or less spicy.
Isn’t it time to stop looking at the negativities on such small things and say thanks to the generous giver?
I am sure there will be a lot more to complain about, because, well, there are. But won’t it make everyone a little less stressed out if we focus on the goodness of life?
This post is inspired by Write Tribe’s Festival of Words.