Saturday, September 20, 2008

Complaints Challenge... Ay!

Hello there everyone! I'm still pretty much confined to my bed (you darn cold!) and all but I thought I'd get up for a few minutes to write a little something.

You know what I've noticed? Everyone complains an awful lot. I know I do. Yesterday I noticed that I was complaining to my mom about how my History of World Religions professor didn't let me know that I had an extra something due (well, my name wasn't attached to a particular group) until the day before or day it was due. The last time I'd checked it, on Wednesday, my name wasn't on there. When I checked last night, minutes before it was due, I noticed she'd added my name. I hadn't checked on Thursday or earlier in the day yesterday because I'd been stuck in bed. That's when it hit me that it could've been prevented and that a lot of things we complain about usually can be. So, I've decided to challenge myself. Every time I feel like I'm going to start complaining, and it was preventable, I will remind myself that it was my fault for not being more careful. I'm going to learn from it and try to not make the same mistake again.

If it wasn't preventable, I am going to turn it around into something positive. Example: I feel miserable with this cold and it's slowing me down in terms of finishing my coursework BUT I've been finding more time to pray so this cold has becoming a blessing in disguise. I was having less and less time to pray because of my chaotic schedule. Since I've gotten this cold, I've been able to slow down enough that I have time to give thanks to God, and all the saints I've asked for intercessions, for all the wonderful things I've been blessed with lately.

Any else up for this challenge? Let me know if you'll consider it! :D

Alright, it's back to bed for me. I need to get well as soon as possible. Ever since my anxiety's diminished significantly (thank you God and St. Dymphna!), I haven't been wanting to stay indoors. Yup. lol. Okay, I'm done. lol. :D

Hope everyone has a great weekend! As always, thanks for reading and God Bless! :D


Maidens said...

:D You bet! Count me in!
Keep me accountable to all my complaining, that is something I have been trying to work on as well, but everyone is afraid to just say "Danica, you twit! Quit whining!" :P All afraid to offend me, I think.

Oh well... either way, I'm in! :D
*HUGS* Hope and praying that you'll get better SOON!
(P.S. I had a whole weekend of God revealing some stuff to me for M of M!!!! Tons and tons of stuff I have been seeking answers to for the last year and 1/2!!!
Working on changing M of M right now... may need your help with testing it out, if you're up for it! :D -Might also want to link to some of your blogs if that's ok too. Just lemme know! *hugs again*)

Miss C.N.W. said...

Haha. Glad you're also up for the challenge!

I hope I get better soon, as well. I've missed my Oceanography course because I woke up slightly worse than yesterday. Ew. lol.

And, YES, I'd love to help you with M of M stuff! Just let me know what you need me to do. Oh, and of course you can link some of my blogs. You don't even have to ask. :D

*hugs* Love ya, sis!