I’m on Day 3.
Saturday, I was working on a project that turned out to be far more difficult than expected. When I thought I had it complete, I went to turn everything on and it didn’t work.
OK, so what did Mr. Complaint Free do? Well, I was tired and frustrated and so I spewed complaints for about thirty seconds. LOL! So, that put me on Day 1 which means I’m now on Day 3.
My mom died a little over 2 years ago and I was looking through her Bible yesterday. I found this from a tattered, old newspaper clipping. I have no idea who wrote it, if you do, please let me know. It’s great advice for life and especially for living a Complaint Free Life:
MATURITY is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction.
MATURITY is patience, the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of long-term gain.
MATURITY is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project, or a situation In spite of opposition and discouraging setbacks.
MATURITY is unselfishness—responding to the needs of others, often at the expense of one’s own desires or wishes.
MATURITY is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse.
MATURITY is humility. It is being big enough to say, “I was wrong.” And, when right, the mature person need not say, “I told you so.”
MATURITY is the ability to make a decision and stand by it. The immature spend their lives exploring endless possibilities, then do nothing.
MATURITY means dependability, keeping one’s word, coming through in a crisis. The immature are masters of the alibi—confused and disorganized. Their lives are broken promises, former friends, unfinished business and good intentions which never materialize.
MATURITY is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change.
Share this with others and remember that we are aspiring to be a little more mature every day.