Today, I thought about satisfaction.
You know, because:
“I can’t get no…. satisfaction…”
Sorry, I could not help myself.
I do not change my mind that often (because I do my research before making up my mind in the first place), but I do battle myself when it comes to complaining.
Many things irritate me, and I do like speaking out about it, in hopes that something will change.
However, sometimes, I slap myself and remind myself for all the amazing things in life. I do not preach being eternally grateful for everything, but I do urge you to acknowledge something good in your life every now and again.
Where did all of this come from?
Well, I was out in the sweltering heat today for quite some time. I must have lost half my body mass in sweat. Standing right there, I reminded myself how I just told someone the other day that I was loving the warmth. And there I was, ready to complain about it.
Even though I was ready to complain, I decided to bite my tongue. Not too long after that, after everyone else complained about the heat, rain clouds started coming in. We could see lightening in the distance. It started drizzling. And there I was, keeping my mouth shut, while others started preparing for the rain, and complaining about it.
In the end, it VERY lightly drizzles for a few moments, and then it stopped. But the clouds and the breeze remained.
Finally perfect weather.
Only it was not sunny.
The sky was not baby blue.
And that just made me think of how hard it is to satisfy us as humans. We are so skilled at finding SOMETHING wrong.
I was glad to have kept from complaining today. It was not easy, but I found it more bearable once I accepted the weather conditions. Yes, it was hot, but after-all, I was not freezing. Yes, it started sprinkling, but it was nowhere close to melting me (because I am made of sugar).
All in all, it was not a perfect day. But it was a really good one.
How quick are you to complain?
Do you think complaining does anything?
Do you appreciate the good things in life?
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