Being aware of trivial complaints is half the battle

One of the challenges in this month’s Go Fit Girl!’s January Monthly Challenge is to try to go one day with no complaining.

This one is definitely a tough one. I have had discussions with others on this one. And there has been some discussion on the Facebook event page.

But I think it is open to interpretation.

I also think that if we are just made more aware of what we are bitching and moaning about then it’s a win.

When I complain about a co-worker, is it really about them or me? And is it something that needs to be addressed or is it something that I need to learn to just ignore or not bother wasting energy on?

There are times complaining is needed and necessary.

I don’t want to get extreme. But I think if you have cancer you are allowed to complain about it.

If you and you’re partner had a fight and you need to talk to a friend about it, you should.

I think we all really know when we are just being complainers and when our “complaints” are warranted for conversation.

I really started thinking about this part of the … Continue reading

A must read: A Gift of Hope

I recently read on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website,, about a book by Danielle Steel.

Now when I was younger I read many of her romance novels. And then I kinda outgrew that phase.

But the article that the Chronicle recently did on her latest book caught my eye and my heart. And I had to buy the book.

It’s a small book and an easy read. And it has changed my life. I am looking at the homeless differently. I have always had compassion for them. But I have been panhandled and played more times than I would like to admit. I no longer give money. I will, at times, buy food for someone.

And I just recently purchased Starbucks gift cards, which I will hand out when someone asks for money. The recipient can get something warm to drink and something to eat.

Danielle Steel lost one of her sons to suicide. He was bipolar and had a compassion toward homeless people. When she was feeling sad and low she asked God to tell her what she should do to ease her pain and help someone less fortunate than her. The message she heard back was … Continue reading