Today, I'm confessing one thing that I hate to admit. I am a complainer. Things not going my way? I have something to say. Long line at the bank? Curse under my breath. Dereck running late and we'll have to rush to catch the movie? I say something. Bitch hogging the barbell I need because she's "too busy" chatting it up with her friend? I mean, really, wtf. It's 5AM, can't you chat later? I hate to make myself sound like a brat, but if shit doesn't go my way, I don't like it. There are times when I can find the bright side, but when I allow myself to get caught up in the little things, sometimes I fail to realize how great I have it.
Things not going my way? God has a different plan for me. Deal with it.
Long line at the bank? Realize you're either here to put in money or take out money; either way, at least you have money.
Dereck running late? That man loves you with everything. Cut him some slack.
Bitch hogging the barbell? Use the next weight up. Oh, look. You can do it. (This actually happened. Strange way to find out I was ready for the next weight but hey, I'll take what I can get.)
All of these little things have something in common. THEY ARE LITTLE THINGS. I am so guilty of rolling my eyes and letting small things that mess up my routine get to me. It's part of my nature and while it won't necessarily change, I can change how I react to it. Brush my shoulders off, move on, and get over it. No need to sweat the small stuff.
I had a bunch of little things I was going to confess, but after I saw this video I realized how ridiculous I can be over stupid shit when there are real problems going on around the world.
Please watch and share.
If you're like me, you have a laundry list of shit you don't like about our government. But when we really take a step back, we enjoy freedoms that so many countries do not have. I guess that's why we allow ourselves to fret over the little shit; we're not worrying if we'll be murdered. These are college students standing up for their beliefs that include the right to protection. Of course, they're being met with force and violence. I can only imagine how horrific it is to stand there with your peers and be shot at or hit simply for standing up for what's right.
Prayers for Venezuela.