Spend a day not complaining — I dare you
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 — Try not to complain for an entire day. Just try it.
It isn’t easy. I took my own challenge and didn’t realize how many times a day I open my mouth to complain until I tried to stop.
A comedian (I didn’t recognize his name) on Sirius Radio prompted this new self-awareness. He talked about how much Americans complain, especially when compared to people with real problems, such as genocide, war or famine.
He cited airline food as an example. We all complained about how terrible it was, but now that it’s virtually nonexistent, we all complain that there are no free in-flight meals. He was funny, but right, and during the next few hours I noticed how many times I managed to complain or was about to complain about something that I should be grateful for.