“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” – Philippians 4:12 NIV
It's easy to say but so hard to do.
And I know what I am talking about, I am Parisian.
What is complaining though? Saying out loud how afflicted you are, isn't it? Well. I was at work the other day and I heard my colleagues joke about people call "bs jobs". First of all, what is a bs job? A job people don't like to do? An annoying job? What is that?
I don't like to “job shame” people. Life is hard man, we do what we got to do to survive and unemployment is not a good way of life. I have been there and it sucks so much. It got me anxious and depressed. Seriously, it did.
I am happy and blessed to be working. I am glad to have a job and am joyfully going to work every day. I mean, I know what I am doing is not meaningless and that I am getting paid for it. It feels good to know that you will be able to provide for yourself and for others with this money. I grew up kind of modest so I am careful with my coins.
Back to the complaining part.
We are blessed beyond belief. We have got the grace of God and His presence in our lives and we still act like we don't. As for me, it's just that we forget.
We forget to be thankful for the good things we have and for the bad things that we don't.
We forget what and who can make things right (ourselves, prayers and Jesus).
We forget that some other people’s life is tougher than ours and unlike us, they don’t have the luxury to complain. They put up with it.
We forget that it is not just about us as we get lost in our self-centered interests.
We forget that we need to focus on positive things.
We are human beings with short and selective memory but we have to do better: stop complaining, work and pray harder, and most importantly, be more grateful.
Wait a minute... Am I complaining about complaining? Interesting.