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  • Jen Miller

All Complaints Go Here

Updated: May 18, 2022

One of my favorite authors and speakers said, "Those who complain remain." It resonated with me, and I did not want to raise a group of complainers in my house. God bless those people who take jobs in a complaint department. I know I wouldn't last a day if I had that job. In our house, we told our boys they could write down their complaints and place them in the suggestion box in our garage, which was the garbage can. They did not find it funny, nor do I find complainers funny.

In life, WE are in CONTROL of how we perceive something. Even in the unexpected or when something terrible happens, you can find blessings. There are too many things to be grateful for rather than nitpicking something we do not like or out of our control. We all have choices. We can choose to be constant complainers, who by the way no one wants to be around, or we can accept things for how they are and look for the silver lining.⁣ ⁣ The next time your child complains, make it a teachable moment. Ask them key questions like, how does this add value to your life, are you happier now after complaining about something, can you do something to change the situation? Train up problem-solvers, world changers, not world complainers. There's already enough of them around.