Then I started thinking about how much good was in my life. I didn’t have anything to complain about compared to friends who were dealing with really big-time issues. Everybody has “Yes!” stuff.
Then I decided to “get over it” – focus on the gazillion good things in my life. Set aside those irritations and step into a new day.
Then I started feeling guilty about the whining. Kicking myself for my blubbering, lack of gratitude, and crummy disposition that no one enjoys being around.
Then I started getting annoyed and frustrated again.
Good grief. What a spiral.
I work through what’s behind the irritations, frustrations, and emotions, instead of ignoring them because they aren’t “big deal” stuff.
I walk through the darkness (perhaps “cloudiness” is a bit more accurate – these were not life-threatening events, you know), and find the lessons that will bring me back into the warmth of the sunshine?
I talk through the issues with God in a conversation, rather than dumping my whines at His feet.
Things could be different.
It’s so cool to know that God cares about every single detail of my life. Big stuff and petty stuff. Disease, disappointments, and ingrown toenails.
And it is cool to know that I can choose to work through, walk through, and talk through anything with The One Who Loves Me Most.
The One who can, and will, make things better.
“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.”
P.S. Just want you to know that thinking this way, bringing God into my whining, made a difference in my heart and my emotions. I hope you give it a try and feel better, too.