Much like my Making Whoopie website, I am going through bit of a makeover, myself. I am trying to be more positive, a better parent, the best wife I can be, dream achievers\ and weight loser. But one thing I notice is that I still complain about stupid stuff. But, I call it “venting” and felt like it was an exception to complaining. It isn’t.
Venting, or getting something off of your chest, is complaining. Sometimes someone feels it is necessary to let off steam before they blow. For me, I use it as an excuse to complain. I need to just be a big girl and deal with it. By not making it a huge deal, I am able to move on quicker and not focus on the negative. I am finding that venting doesn’t serve me, but rather perpetuates the negativity. I am ready to get to the next level of positivity and this is holding me back. So, instead of venting, I am going to share something positive with those I generally vent with. It may start out small or feel forced, but I have found that when I do something new, sometimes I have to fake it until I make it. I have to go through the motions until it becomes genuine habit.
This is not a criticism of anyone else. This is not me saying that this is right and you are wrong. This is simply deciding to cut this habit out, much like becoming gluten-free. I want to be complaint free. I want to live a life that says to the world that I am grateful, happy and content. I feel that venting is the last hurdle that I must over come. And, it is something that I will always have to work on. It isn’t a task that I will just check off of a to-do list. It will be part of a life long happiness diet.
So, Monday morning instead of “venting” that my normal parking spot is blocked and I have to walk farther with a broken foot, I am going to focus on how great the renovations are going to be when complete. It’s small, it’s forced, but if I make a conscious effort, it will become my true habit before I even know it. I want to be that person that is referred to as the one who never complains. Honestly, what do I have to complain about? I’m married to my best friend, my children are hilarious, healthy and loving, and we’re taking steps to live our dreams. What else matters?
My Daily Prayer: Thank you God for reminding me that there is a much bigger picture and not to sweat the small stuff or complaining about it. AMEN!
Daily Thanksgiving: I live in the coolest neighborhood ever. I am thankful to be a part of such a great community.
When I have Kardashian Kash: Sound proof walls. If you have children, you’d want some too, at least in the play room and baby’s room.
Making Whoopie Flavor of the Day: Pumpkin Spice decorated like a jack-o-lanterns. Cute and yummo!