I heard some upstart went on a TV show called “Good Morning America” to talking about not complaining. No, I’m not jealous. It’s a trend that I hope will circulate and become popular.
I’ve not been wildly successful during my year without complaining. I’ve identified subtle ways in which I complain, which pose more difficulty than the obvious forms of complaint. My relapses grown briefer and less frequent. I stop mid-whine to change my course. I understand that a life-time of complaining can’t necessarily be abandoned cold-turkey. I’m not letting up on my goal to live complaint-free, but I understand that, like any lifestyle, change can be slow and painful.
Personal challenges, life events that I did not anticipate when I made this resolution, have impaired my progress. I forgive myself the humanity which plagues me. Hearing that others have taken up the charge, either people whom I know and find their inspiration in me, or people doing so on their own initiative, strengthens my resolve. Each day holds new opportunity. So jump on the bandwagon! The parade marches on!