How much of my day includes one of those things? Well if you would have asked me two days ago I would have said “I don’t have a big problem with it.” –click here to read earlier blog –
In fact, I decided two days ago to be mindful of what and how I am saying things for the next 30 days. No problem?? or so I thought.
I like to talk a lot. Did I mention that?
Yesterday went by pretty smoothly. To the best of my knowledge no complaining, murmuring, whining or grumbling came forth from my mouth.
Ah, but this morning I had to be to work early and the first thing out of my mouth was “it is way too early to be up.” I barely got it out of my mouth when I remembered. UGH! I told Curt that it really didn’t count because I wasn’t fully awake. (heavy sigh) Ok that is reaching just a bit.
It just showed me how easy it is to grumble and not even realize you are grumbling.
I much prefer mornings when I wake up and before getting out of bed, I say “Good morning Lord, it’s gonna be a great day.” Hmmm I am sure God prefers that too, along with my family and friends.
Then off to work. I need to go back to the doctor for a follow-up visit. I mentioned to Susan, “I hate spending money on doctor bills.”
Oops, there it is again. Yes, that is a true statement but murmuring none the less. Instead I am grateful that I can make payments to such noted doctors.
So I have had two strikes today and it is only lunch time. However, this is not baseball and I am not limited to three strikes.
Yes, being mindful of my words and purposing in my heart to stop any and all griping is a good thing. After all, I am confident that God is at work. God will take care of those things that come my way. With my mouth I will be grateful and thankful.
Oh, I forgot to mention, when I got home at lunch there was yet one more explanation of benefits from our insurance. It was a shocker. Let’s just say that Curt has met his $4,200 deductible for the year.
Strangely though, I am not freaked out about it nor do I even want to grumble. It just isn’t worth it. I am determined to live in peace.
What about you? How often do you complain, grumble, murmur, gripe?
I challenge you to replace it with gratitude. Let your hope in God rise above the fear.
What we say does impact our lives and those around us.
til next time