Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Why You Need To Be Grateful For 99% Of Everything You Complain About (The One Thing Nobody Talks About).

The idea for writing this blog came about around two weeks ago.  I one night I went to sleep around 12 a.m. and ended up waking up around 3 a.m.

This is pretty normal for me as I usually wake up once or twice throughout the night.  But this night was different, for some reason I could not get back to sleep even after laying in bed for over an hour.

I ended up feeling pretty aggravated, but decided to start my day after an hour and a half of trying to get back to sleep.  And although I was angry for only getting 3 hours of sleep, after a few hours I accepted it and it got me thinking about the subject of today's blog, which is to have gratitude for most of the complaints you have if you live in a first world county.

A few common complains we often have.

- Losing Wifi
- Traffic
- Waiting "too long" for food

We all have complained about at least one of these one time or another.  And yes they may be real complaints because we are used to living a certain way.  However, in the grand scheme of things, how much do most of our complaints really matter, or help us grow?

The scenario from a couple weeks ago helped me realize that I must recognize my complaints, and instead of complaining, I need to be grateful for having whatever I am complaining about be my biggest worry at that time.

I realized that complaining about getting 3 hours of sleep isn't going to serve me.

Why you can feel lucky in this situation.

The fact that we are able to complain about such minuscule things in our life is a true blessing.  Living in a first world country, we are able to have the luxury to complain about these things.  And often times, most of these complaints are accepted by most people as normal.

So how exactly can you feel lucky during a situation when you feel like complaining?

I'll use my own life as an example.  Almost every time the internet goes out or is taking more than 1.3 seconds to load something I notice myself get mad for a second.  Then I will start to shift my focus on a real problem that affects people in the world (such as someone walking several miles just to get some water).

Now I completely understand that this is an extreme case, but just try it for a second.  Think of something small that you have recently complained about, or a small complaint that is currently on your mind.  Then switch your focus and envisioning yourself having to walk miles to get some water.

Most likely your complaint isn't a big deal anymore, in fact you may even start to laugh that you had that complaint in the first place.

Closing thoughts.

Now I am not saying to never let things bother you, obviously we are all going to be bothered by something.  And it is fine to complain about certain things in our life.  I wrote this to shed some light on this topic because I never really hear people talk about it.  

Although you may still complain about little things in life (its ok I still do to), I hope that this blog has helped you to start to complain about little things less, and improves your life as a whole!

Live your life to the fullest,


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