Not Happy, Can’t Complain
I spoke to a good friend earlier tonight. She wanted to tell me how happy she is that I’m doing so well. I kind of laughed and protested. “I’m not doing well at all,” I said, thinking about struggling daughter, struggling business #1, struggling business #2, and just basically struggling me. “It’s literally one foot in front of the other.” I thought about continuing what could easily have become a long-winded complaint about my challenges.
“But you always seem so happy,” she jumped in. I thought about that. Seconds passed.
I realized that even when I’m not feeling good about the things in my life at any given moment or the circumstances I find myself in, I am actually generally happy. And grateful for such a good life. And so even though I was feeling grumpy most of today, I have zero reason to complain about anything. Seriously.
We are allowed to have bad days. Bad weeks even. And while its tempting to complain and whine about it, to others or just inside your head, doing so doesn’t help anyone to get through the bad and back to the good.
Tomorrow I’m looking forward to an outstanding day. And you know what? Today was pretty great too.