I have never been a big complainer but recently found myself complaining more than usual. I had this weird pain that started striking in my right knee, causing me to not only complain about the pain but other things also. I didn't realize how bad the habit had become until one of the Littles mirrored my actions. I of course don't want them to pick up bad habits as such, so when the pain returned, I thought of three things that I'm grateful for. Instead of complaining I became thankful. I thanked God for my left leg, my life, and the ability to be able to even feel. I noticed that the pain wasn't as bad when I chose to be thankful.
Pain, disappointment, depression, stress, and sadness are only temporary. Realizing the intensity of how blessed we are helps us go from being a complainer to Living in thanks.