I saw this challenge on “Little Natural Cottage blog” 10 days without complaining. As a mother, I don’t like listening to complaining from my kids (or others). I really have no patience for adults who tend to complain a lot. So, I thought, this will be easy.
The first day, I had to attend a Jr. Fair Board meeting. As a committee member, we have to “sift” through the letters that come in and address each and every complaint. With this challenge fresh in my mind, I was so much more aware of how much people tend to complain. Granted, there were a few compliments in there too. It was hard and I must say I probably failed as I complained about the complainers….
The second day, yesterday, was going great. I managed to dig in and unload some furniture – by myself without hurting myself – from my storage “barns” and loaded them in the truck. I was just about to leave and go to my booth at a shop in Birnamwood, when my daughter called….”Mom, I locked my keys in the car” She attends a 2 year college in Wausau – about 20 minutes away – in the opposite direction of Birnamwood. Yes, I was irritated…but, left for Wausau. On the way there I had another call about something at my second booth – at an antique store in Wausau – so, I had 2 things unexpected to do. I must say in attitude I probably failed – I was complaining on the inside. I was aware of and thinking of this challenge, however.
So, today day 3…., Anna (17) is home sick…..I hope I don’t fail today!
Blessings from Wisconsin – trying not to complain!