Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nice Girls Rule 60-Day Challenge: Day 15

For the next two months, every time I post a Blog/Twitter/Facebook message it will be about one simple way to increase your nice girl power. These will be simple ways to make your corner of the world a better place and to celebrate who you are, a woman who has committed herself to giving nice a good name. Here's today's challenge!

Nice Girls Challenge Day 15: Clean out your complaint cache

Thought of the day: O.k., so I am writing this one, because I need to hear it. I have been finding myself complaining a lot lately and it is beginning to bug the nice girl inside of me that keeps reminding me that I am practicing big "B" behavior.

So here it goes. What do we really have to complain about?

It is an overdrawn comparison between our lives and third world countries, or the homeless, or the sick and dying- but sometimes we have to make such drastic side-by-side parallels in order to truly see how blessed we are.

I am a new mom and have discovered a little flaw in my personality (o.k., so maybe it is a gaping hole! ha), but I am constantly frustrated. If it isn't that the car won't start, its that the baby is crying and the dishwasher broke. Or that my bank account is looking lean, while I really want to order that adorable hand-knit scarf off Etsy. Let's do a quick break-down of my list of "frustrations".

In all reality- I am lucky I even have a car. I am blessed that I can afford to drive that car and pay for gas. I am lucky that I was able to have a son and that he is healthy and happy and the light of my life. And a dishwasher? I spent my entire college career in a house without one and it was awful. I am so blessed that I have a bank account that is never in the red, even if we get close. I honestly have nothing to complain about!

Cleaning out your complaint cache can reveal that the little things you fume about are really nothing but hot air.

Challenge: Make a little list of your current frustrations and spend some time thinking about how the simple fact that you have those problems makes you a very rich person.

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