It’s all about our attitudes, isn’t it?
My kitchen is in need of some freshening up. The floor is dark brown linoleum. The cabinets are a golden yellow that is faded in places and scratched in others.
I really don’t like either the floors or the cabinets.
I have a friend, however, who would like to paint her cabinets the same color.
“Ugh” is all I can say.
My kids have more toys than they need and more books than they read, but do you know one of the most common phrases I hear on any given day is?
Really? With more to do than you have time to for and a beautiful yard to explore, you’re bored?
And, let’s discuss dinner for just a moment. It doesn’t matter what I prepare someone always wants something else.
And do you know what the problem is?
It isn’t the color of my cabinets or the fact my children have played that game before or the fact that we had broccoli last night, too. It’s that we’re just too picky.
All of us.
We’re not grateful. We’re not happy with what we have.
And it shows in our complaining because….
“The cheerful heart has a continual feast.” (Proverbs 15:15)
Life’s a constant celebration to someone who’s looking at the world with grateful eyes.
Because just like there is always something we can find to complain about, there is always more we can find to be thankful for.