She sees one or two a day. A complaint in various ways. Something she believes uneccesary for a person that has so much to be blessed about in life. Though it makes her sick seeing what she sees, she wonders, why so many complaints and not enough gratefulness and hearts at ease. Life could use some blessed souls.
I was raised in a family that taught me to appreciate everything I have in life and not take those things for granted, even the smallest details. Like Papa always says, we have lots of reasons to feel blessed whatever the circumstance. And that's something I truly believe in and what I try my best to apply on a daily basis point of view until today.
Mama, on the other hand always completes that statement by reminding that everything happens for a reason, and that reason will one day lead to something good or something even better in store. Just a few of so many life advices from two of the most amazing-hearted souls. The ones I really look up to in life. The ones that rarely complain about what they go through even at times when they stumble upon a bump along the road.
There's always a continuity of reminders for me to look at others who might not be as fortunate and always feel grateful for what I already own in life. Also, to look on the brighter side of everything and grab a good lesson out of it. Simply, to be grateful and feel blessed in any way.
Despite that, I won't be a hypocrite and say I don't complain about certain moments in life. Because I do. And I guess everyone does at certain points. But honestly it gets quite annoying seeing such an amount of people that complain way too much on social terms. It tends to become more of a habit and sadly for some, ways to seek virtual attention. Even when you know it has nothing to do whatsoever with you and it's purely none of your business either, the worst part is that sometimes, someone's complaints can take a toll on you.
It questions that part of humanity people store in their hearts. It makes you think of how that old man you meet on the street, who walks miles everyday under such heat or trickles of rain, just to sell what he has to feed his family for the night, but still manages to put on a wide smile and pinch a little happiness out of a hard day.
But instead, you bump along to people you know or strangers along the way, complaining about the things that just make you go "Geez, like seriously?"
Take time to casually ask yourself, what is it that you really need to complain about, with all the things you already have in life? You go to sleep on something decent. You wake up knowing you have a purpose. You eat more than you can feed. You're physically still functioning. You have a roof under your head. And that list of unrecognized blessings just goes on....
Or are you constantly complaining because you feel like you have no one there for you? Well maybe it's life's way of saying you need to make a better version of yourself and at the same time make a better vertical connection between you and God. Because you can't blame others for that. It's something that comes from within. Something only you know how to deal with.
It might sound heaps easy to say or type. But seriously, take your time to see the good things out of a bad situation. It'll make you feel heaps better and not blame whatever situation you're going through. This topic would surely need more pages and chapters. But let's just say that next time you feel like complaining, think of all the other reasons why you don't need to complain. And if you feel you've complained too much in the past, it's always better to start fresh late, rather than never. A good change always deserves another chance.