Does your thinking spend more time complaining or being grateful during the course of a day? Hopefully, being grateful!
If we choose to complain, we can also choose to be grateful.
Expressing complaint is a very negative experience. It is discontent and unhappiness dominating consciousness and creating a sensation of evil in control. It would cause one to feel separated from God’s omnipresent good, and could make one start to feel like life is dark and hopeless. And it’s not necessary. God is good, and good is everywhere to be seen, felt and expressed. Gratitude opens thought to God’s omnipresent good, sees it, feels it, and expresses it.
So choose to be grateful!
Whatever is getting you all worked up to complain can be addressed with love, forgiveness, patience, understanding and compassion. There is a healing way to approach a bothersome situation that blesses you and others involved.
But constant complaint has a way of getting in the way of healing. It might even generate more complaint coming from others toward you. Like produces like.
So, break the mesmerism of complaint and choose to look for the good. Take note of all the blessings you have to be grateful for, and keep them paramount in thought. Your reasons to be grateful will open the way for even more blessings to appear.
Gratitude is a healthy way to think and live! It silences complaint.
Our gratitude is riches,
Complaint is poverty,
Our trials bloom in blessings,
They test our constancy.
O, life from joy is minted,
An everlasting gold,
True gladness is the treasure
That grateful hearts will hold.
Christian Science Hymnal, 249