Thursday, January 13, 2011

Complaining only makes things worse

Today's Tea Time Thursday focus was on the root of whining (or complaining, grumbling, murmuring or also known as belly aching) really is.  I found an article that was perfect  for this topic just this morning.  This was appropriate since we are finding that there is more whining going on in our home in this season... meaning the cold winter months.  Seems being locked in because of the weather tends to bring about a discontent spirit, so to nip it in the bud I put aside our Bright Lights for this week and made a couple of copies of this article, along with lots of scripture refs on complaining/whining to help us combat this bad spirit threatening to turn into a bad habit!  Here is a portion of the article it's copyright so I couldn't post the whole article but did add the link, it's worth the click.

Complaining Only Makes Things Worse
By Dr. Dale A. Robbins

We may know it by different terms -- such as griping, grumbling, whining, or belly-aching. In the King James version of the Bible, the common term used was “murmuring.” But regardless of the word we use to describe it, complaining always has the has the same symptom. The dictionary defines it as “an expression of unhappiness, dissatisfaction, or discontent.” Complaining is the outward expression of discontent from within... 

to read the article in full go here.  I did copy and paste it in my word and then edited it by replacing the names then made three printed copies to keep in our Bright Lights notebooks.


1 comment:

  1. Oh that member - the mouth ;0) This is important for everyone to remember....