Late last night, I stumbled upon this verse.
I was all giddy like, “Yeeessss!!! What a fantastic verse!! Don’t grumble or argue like everyone else. Be a light in this crooked and twisted generation – shine as a light in the world!!”
I even showed Brian this verse I found.
We’ve been talking a lot about mindset and complaining and holding each other accountable for staying positive. It’s part of a business class we’re taking that is pretty intense with challenging how you think and what you say each day.
It’s REALLY good stuff, ya’ll.
I laid my head down on my pillow all encouraged and happy. Even God thinks this positive mindset thing is good!! Yayyy, thanks, God!
Then, I woke up with one of the most UNBELIEVABLE mornings you could ever imagine with a work situation.
Someone had messed with my happy.
I was NOT encouraged.
I was NOT in the least bit ready to be a light…
I instantly started…
GRUMBLING AND COMPLAINING!!
I wish I could tell you that I remembered the happy verse from just a few hours before.
Sadly, I didn’t think about that until tonight.
This was only after I went through my entire day justifying and blaming someone for the cause of my frantic and chaotic morning that should not have been that way.
It was my very own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
You had one of those lately????
I know you have.
But, it all worked out, no one was harmed and we’re still all here in one piece tonight.
Life goes on.
Get over yourself, Starr.
Things like this happen every single day.
And each of us have a choice to make.
a) let it get the best of us; grumble, complain and justify how mad/sad/upset/frustrated we are
b) move on, learn from the experience and set out to make the rest of the day better; be a light when others aren’t and surprise even the ones that do you wrong with your attitude and response
option A is a whole lot easier.
option B is taking the road less traveled.
This morning I was upset at how another business owner managed things in a very poor way. It put me, my family and my team in a scramble trying to figure out what in the world we were doing.
Wow. Children weren’t starving. No emergencies were made. We had food to eat. I had a car to drive. We have a roof over our heads.
It was a silly class. A stinkin’ silly class.
I could have been the one making the mistakes. I actually HAVE been the one making mistakes.
Everything without grumbling or complaining…
There will be times when I pray others don’t grumble or complain about me and my actions.
Lord, help me to live that life now and be that light shining brightly – even on my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
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