Monday, February 4, 2013

complaints → blessings.

Complaints are something we speak each day; they are uttered beneath our breath, struck through our brain, and yelled in times of desperation. From insignificant to life threatening, gripes and complaints slip from between our lips without second thought. But what if we turned every complaint we have into a blessing? What if we could shift our thinking from garbage to gratefulness?
Instead of focusing on the chilly temps, let us say thanks for being affluent enough to afford a coat.
Instead of cursing from beneath our breath about a spilled stain, let us be grateful for the kids God has blessed us with who create them.
Instead of furrowing our brows at early morning alarms for work and school, let us say a prayer for being fortunate enough to have a job and a means to education.
Instead of letting the housework overwhelm, let it remind you of just how lucky you are to have a roof over your head.
Instead of feeling guilty for eating that last bite of chocolate lava cake, feel grateful you are fortunate enough to eat. (And feel gracious enough to share a bite… with me…)
Let the discouragement motivate.
Let the curveballs teach.
Let the complaints say thanks.
And let your heart open to every day’s disguised blessings.
it’s an outlet. it’s an inspiration. it’s a gift. it’s a purpose

1 comment:

  1. Rachel, this is so good! You have such a unique perspective.. its really cool.