|Can we go for a walk now?|
I complain that my teens are messy in their rooms, that they don't help enough around the house . . . that . . .
Wait, two years ago, they were not even in the house. They ran away many times, etc.
I can clean up their rooms, do most of the tasks. The true peace in my heart is knowing where they are, hearing their voices, watching them eat, hearing their stories. . .
I am not going to allow complaints to invade my day. I close the door on it. There is no room for it in my heart.
Today, I will go to work thinking about what I can do to help my patients and their families. I will listen to their complaints with an open mind and help them.
It's gonna be a cold day. But for now, I have to tend to my dogs before I leave the house. They are watching me now craving for attention.
"Do all things without complaining and disputing."