Back to being thankful. I am the Queen of the great complain. Just ask my Dear Husband…
Okay, no please don’t. He will reiterate that I can be whiny. Whaaa…
But, today as I was merging on the interstate to head to an appointment, as I looked in my mirrors, noticing the guy in the blue car who would not slow down enough to let me over, nor speed up to pass me so I could merge on behind him, more like he just caused havoc on my ending lane – I murmured , “I hate drivers that don’t understand the merge!”
Then it hit me, “No, I am thankful for drivers who understand the art of merging.”
See what I did there? I opposite gamed my own game.
It hit me what I did and I literally continued driving down the highway with my head held high and chest out. I was being positive. I was being thankful. No, I was just changing my perspective.
It made me think just how whiny of a society we have become. Complainers. Big time chronic complainers.
Instead of “the baby woke up at 3 am and I did not get a good night sleep,” maybe I should think, “thank God for this new life, personality being in my life,” or maybe even those mid-night snuggle sessions. Instead of the “work is crazy, stressful, overwhelming,” I should think, “thank goodness for a paycheck that allows me to provide for my family and still have some left over to cruise those awesome retail sales.” Instead of rolling my eyes and feeling anxious over having to fit in so many Thanksgiving stops, I should be thankful that there are so many stops to be made, people and family to see. I am not alone.
You see, I am not perfect. I sometimes whine and feel sorry for myself. But, in reality I have a lot to be thankful for. Blessed really. It really is all about perspective and changing your (my) attitude to realize the little annoyances, the daily stress factors, the “poor me’s” can all be flipped upside down to reveal a glass half full.
There is a quote, “There are people who would love to have your bad days.” Think about? It is humbling.
Have the happiest of Thanksgivings. I am thankful for your readership, eyes, ears, comments and support!