Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor……..goes the nursery rhyme, but when I meet some people or hear about them from others, in my mind the rhyme goes ‘Whinger, wailer…..’ I’m mean that way 😉
It never fails to amaze me how some people constantly want others to feel sorry for them. So every time you encounter them, they’ll have a new list of woes or an update on the old one. One particular person, Ms Moanalisa is constantly whingeing (I just realized this word is mostly used in British English so you can find the meaning here) about how badly life is treating her, and yet I see constant updates of parties attended and holidays had. Don’t get me wrong, this person is not depressed. No, there’s nothing depressed about her.
But perhaps, it is a way of getting attention or just a reflection of how they view life. Either way, it reflects a poverty of spirit. Constantly seeking attention for and focusing on what’s wrong in one’s life can be a huge drain on one’s energy. Also you begin to attract to yourself people who enable even encourage this behavior, because it gives them a chance to feel good when they ‘reach out’ to you.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda
I have found that the easiest way out of unhappiness is to focus on all that’s good in your life. You can’t be grateful and unhappy at the same time. So the ‘work’ you have to do to be happy is to start listing out all that you’re grateful for.
May you be inspired – everyday!