“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I made a choice...

I made a choice. 
For one week, I decided to not complain.
It was not the easiest thing I have ever done. 
I made very specific rules for me based on the kinds of complaining I do often.
If someone asked me to do something and I didn't want to, I could not say "UGH"
I would say "Thank-you" instead.
If I was upset with something, I could play it over and complain about it in my head.
I needed to try and find something positive about the situation.
I could not make negative assumptions about other people.
For instance, I was driving and parked too far out in an intersection. A lady was turning and I was in her way. She didn't look too pleased with me. I started thinking "Oh man, she is just not happy with me" As I was trying to think about how to change it around I said to myself "Maybe she just does not have a normally happy face" 
I didn't want to complain for the sake of having something to say.
I didn't want to complain about life, family, whatever it be. 
I wanted to LEARN.
I wanted to challenge myself. 
I knew that the week would not be easy.
I knew I would be challenged.
I am so grateful I did this challenge!

I found out a few things about myself during that week.
When I complain, sometimes I make judgments.
When I complain, I become miserable.
When I complain, my family is grumpier.

I want to have a happier home.
I know I have influence on people.
I can be positive and happy.
I am can be happy in un-happy situations.

I am not going to complain for the rest of the year.
Feel free to join me!