WHAT IF WHENEVER WE COMPLAIN, we try to think up one reason to be grateful?
Not that I’ve done it.
I’m just wondering if I can.
Let me give it a try. It can’t be much harder than putting money in a jar every time we cuss.
- Complaint: I got word that a book I wrote is 32 printed pages short. It might have something to do with the fact that after I wrote it, editorial folk asked me to cut it to a specific word count. That word count was 32 printed pages too short.
Gratitude: I already wrote the stuff that we need to put back in the book. Score.
- Complaint: I’m getting homelier and homelier.
Gratitude: Eventually I’ll get home. In the meantime, I’m still vertical and happy to be so.
- Complaint: Humanity seems to have gone crazy with corruption, injustice, and terrorism.
Gratitude: The next Star Trek movie comes to town in 2016.
As I said, this is a test flight.
Go ahead, try one. Post it in a comment box, if you like.
Here’s some inspiration:
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I know, that sounds crazy cheery.
As in, “Hip, hip hooray. I broke my ankle on a Ferris wheel, dangling by a shoelace for three rotations.”
But why not, “I made CNN’s Breaking News”?