“It's better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness” (Confucius)
It's so easy to complain. Think about the complaints you've made or heard today. Negative words about children, spouses, houses, weather, body image, colleagues, food...
Why are we so quick to complain? It rarely improves a situations, and often it propels negativity to make things worse than they were to begin with.
Instead of succombing to the temptation to complain, use that energy to start making a situation better. What is one small thing you can do to improve the situation?
- If you're overwhelmed by housework, pick one room that you can make better today.
- If it's noncommunicative teens that 'push your buttons', look for a way to find common ground with them.
- If you're frustrated with your body image, get out and walk around the block with your kids.
- If you are always complaining about not having quality time with your spouse, plan an at-home date this week.
You have the power to make your world a brighter place. Silence idle complaints & start lighting candles today!