My mother-in-law, Joanna Mitchell MacLaughlin, died on 08 October 2013. One of the most common themes in all the eulogies of her was that she never complained. About anyone, or anything. Never. She never said an unkind word.
I thought about that. I tried once to go 30 days without complaining and lasted a week. Even then, I had to cheat. Does complaining in one’s own head count? Yessss. But not if nobody knows about it! If a tree falls in the empty forest….Yes, it still makes a sound.
So, I launched a quest to go a year without complaining and before starting, told two people on the planet about my quest. One was my webmistress, the great Annie Wilson of X-Site-D.com. She’s marvelous! I need her to help me get this website going. The other waKevin of Qwknet which hosts this site, and helped me get WordPress established. I swore them both to secrecy and forged ahead.
I didn’t make it through the first year without complaining, but I learned a lot. I kept going, trying to hold myself accountable. Eventually, I learned so much that I continued the process. Now rather than just trying to go a year without complaining, I’m on a #JourneyToJoy.