Complaints! (my pet peeve)

Seems as though everyday, someone finds something to complain about.

Very seldom do I hear anyone giving thanks for all the blessings God has given them.

As an example, the past couple of days have been rainy and cold.  Yep, you guessed it, many complaints….not once was anyone thankful that we received the much needed rain!

I, on the other hand felt that God knew I needed a break…this is my busiest time of year with the garden center and I’ve been putting in many many hours each day – the aches and pains are expected, but I truly did need to get off my knees and stand up straight!!

The plants are happy, birdbaths are full and the birds are singing.

Ever noticed how ungrateful some people can be?  “My kids really pissed me off today” — STOP just for a moment and think of the parents who have lost their kids, how do you think they would feel hearing that?

“My knees are killing me today, I can hardly walk” – How many people do we know who will be spending the rest of their lives in a wheelchair?

“I don’t have a thing to wear” – I reflect on the mission work our church does in Africa.  A child is thrilled to receive a white T-shirt – share that with a friend or the next time your child complains about not getting that ‘designer shirt’ – too often, too self-centered, too much sometimes to listen to.

Here is one of my favorites “I could only spend $100 on groceries this week” — Wonder how many mouths that would really feed??  How many people would love to have what you toss out??

Perhaps we could all take a second and think of what we are thankful for…  may find yourself truly looking into your own heart, is there one thing I could do this week for someone else?

My thoughts have been shared — Think before you speak and try not to complain.

Each day holds a special blessing, it’s up to you to find it and give thanks to God.

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