Sunday, June 22, 2008

No Complaining Campaign

Since it's so easy to complain, why don't we all try to stop ourselves before we can even utter some complaints, shall we?

I understand that it might be hard to do when you REALLY have good, solid reasons to complain, but if they're just "simple" matters, then we CAN and SHOULD stop ourselves from complaining, don't you think so?



Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.

- Benjamin Franklin

I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
- Jewish proverb

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

- Confucius

If I were to say, God, why me? about the bad things, then I should have said, God, why me? about the good things that happened in my life.

- Arthur Ashe

May your starting week be filled with joy, peace, and contentedness!!!


  1. Hi Amel,

    I am tagging you simple tag, in here. Have a nice day.

    And thanks for helping me. Dag..

  2. I sooooo agree with you. Great post!


  3. Hi Amel!

    Your words reminded me of this quote:

    I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
    - - Philippians 4:10-13 TNIV

    Thanks for the generosity of thought your words provided…..

  4. I can completely relate to your campaign!! I find myself doing far too much complaining. That's why recently I try to balance a complaint with why I am thankful.

    Complaining is just like other things. There is a place for complaining but when you do too much of it, it really is bad.
    What was the inspiration for your campaign?? (me?? he, he, he)

  5. Jul: OK, I'll do it either today or tomorrow, OK? ;-D

    Lori: Glad you enjoyed this post. ;-D

    LS: That was the exact quote that made me write about this. Actually I wrote about this after I read Our Daily Bread he he he he...

    Vince: My inspiration was reading Our Daily Bread AND the fact that complaints had slipped my mind more often these days, so I really have to hit the brake and just STOP he he he he he...

    And yes...after hitting the brake, I also need to count my blessings. ;-D

    GOOD LUCK for both of us then! ;-D

  6. Hi Amel;


    Birds of a feather……

  7. I agree with you Amel, I think life is great and endless blessings from God are too beautiful to be ruined by complaints!! :-)

  8. Complaining is good - when reserved for the right times... nothing is all good or all bad!

    Complaining was given to us to use with virtue.. it also stops us from getting trodden all over. If you dont say that you are unhappy with something how is the other person supposed to know..unless they are psychic?

    Complaining is wrong when it is a) excessive and b) when the complainer does nothing to sort the problem out!

    Otherwise, it is healthy to complain a little imho. No one is perfect...

    I complain, but I also endeavour to compliment and I am grateful. Its that little thing called BALANCE.

    Love Michelle

  9. LS: LOL!!! ;-D

    Trinity: Yeah, better focus on the good things instead of the bad things. ;-D

    Mrs Arctic Rainbow: I agree with you. We do need to let steam off, but when it gets too much, then it's too much. I just don't want to make it a habit.

    And I'm not saying you shouldn't say that you're unhappy about something valid. I'm only saying that we should refrain from complaining when it's only about the "small" stuff. :-))))