Stop Complaining, Be Thankful

By Jyothsna D’Souza
Jyothsna D’Souza currently resides in Sydney, Australia. Professionally she is a registered nurse working in Sydney’s Public Hospital. She has lived with her family in Sydney since 2012. Jyothsna is from Mangaluru.
To submit your article / poem / short story to Daijiworld, please email it to news@daijiworld.com mentioning 'Article/poem submission for daijiworld' in the subject line. Please note the following:

  • The article / poem / short story should be original and previously unpublished in other websites except in the personal blog of the author. We will cross-check the originality of the article, and if found to be copied from another source in whole or in parts without appropriate acknowledgment, the submission will be rejected.
  • The author of the poem / article / short story should include a brief self-introduction limited to 500 characters and his/her recent picture (optional). Pictures relevant to the article may also be sent (optional), provided they are not bound by copyright. Travelogues should be sent along with relevant pictures not sourced from the Internet. Travelogues without relevant pictures will be rejected.
  • In case of a short story / article, the write-up should be at least one-and-a-half pages in word document in Times New Roman font 12 (or, about 700-800 words). Contributors are requested to keep their write-ups limited to a maximum of four pages. Longer write-ups may be sent in parts to publish in installments. Each installment should be sent within a week of the previous installment. A single poem sent for publication should be at least 3/4th of a page in length. Multiple short poems may be submitted for single publication.
  • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format or text file. Pictures should not be larger than 1000 pixels in width, and of good resolution. Pictures should be attached separately in the mail and may be numbered if the author wants them to be placed in order.
  • Submission of the article / poem / short story does not automatically entail that it would be published. Daijiworld editors will examine each submission and decide on its acceptance/rejection purely based on merit.
  • Daijiworld reserves the right to edit the submission if necessary for grammar and spelling, without compromising on the author's tone and message.
  • Daijiworld reserves the right to reject submissions without prior notice. Mails/calls on the status of the submission will not be entertained. Contributors are requested to be patient.
  • The article / poem / short story should not be targeted directly or indirectly at any individual/group/community. Daijiworld will not assume responsibility for factual errors in the submission.
  • Once accepted, the article / poem / short story will be published as and when we have space. Publication may take up to four weeks from the date of submission of the write-up, depending on the number of submissions we receive. No author will be published twice in succession or twice within a fortnight.
  • Time-bound articles (example, on Mother's Day) should be sent at least a week in advance. Please specify the occasion as well as the date on which you would like it published while sending the write-up.

July 24, 2020

When was the last time you complained about something in your life? A minute ago? Hour ago? Year ago, or ages ago. The answer will be hypothetical. We humans always have something to complain about in our life, someone may complain for every minute or every day. It is human nature as not to be satisfied with anything we attain.

Complaining can be about something or someone. A child might complain about having an old bag or old clothes, a teen might complain of owning an old brand of mobile or a grown up might complain of not possessing any luxury like the neighbour. The lists go on and on. When will we stop complaining? I think the answer is never.

Some people complain and whine about everything in life, never happy, never satisfied. When you try to achieve something in life or maybe you want to buy something, the pathway may be difficult or easy, after you achieve or buy that obsession you will be rejoicing. But this joy does not last long, it will last till your thirst for another lust. You will start complaining that you are not happy, you yearn for more.

At times it is also not wrong to complain about few things in life. For example, if someone has been trying and working hard to get a good job for a long time and is not able to find a suitable one, he/she may complain about it. But then trying to find out the positive outcome from it would be more fruitful, like thinking that in future time some better opportunities will come up. When we complain, we are forgetting the good things in our life. When we complain, we ought to remember the good things that happened to us and how blessed we are. This is just an example, someone who complains of not having a big house, how about and those who do not have any shelter? Someone who complains I do not have a good salary to run my family, how about those who are still struggling to get a decent job? Someone who
complains about food, how about those who eat what is leftover? This list is never ending. Next time we complain about any trivial issues it is wise to remember how blessed each of us is in a unique way. One may not have a life like the other one, but everyone is blessed in different way. Live your life without complaining too much and be thankful for all the good things and good people in your life. You cannot change few things in life but outweigh them with the good things and happiness. When we do not stop complaining we are indirectly turning ourselves to be more and more selfish. This can destroy one’s happiness and peace of mind.

When we start looking out the good things and positive vibes in our life, there is less room for complaining and comparison. At least now in this difficult situation of COVID 19 we need to have less room for complaints. If we are alive and healthy in this current situation then we are blessed than all the above good things in the world. Things, materials do not bring us everlasting happiness, good health and relationships will bring us true happiness.

STAY POSITIVE IN LIFE, STOP COMPLAINING AND BE THANKFUL TO ALL THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE.

LIFE IS SHORT, ENJOY TO THE CORE.

 

 

Comment on this article

  • Lavina John, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Breath into me Holy spirit that my taughts may all be holy.
    Beautiful article, God bless you dearJyothsna

    Agree [1]

  • Alwyn Johnson Quadros, Shirva/Dubai

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Thank you for the article. Thankful heart makes us happy in life.

    Agree [1]

  • Lucy Rodrigues, Moodubelle/Andheri

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Beautiful article. We should be thankful to God for what we have. Thanks a lot. God bless you.

    Agree [1]

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    I agree with Rita endorsing Jyothsna’s excellent exposition of being happy with what God has endowed us with. I recall reading, many decades ago, and attributed to Indira Gandhi, an incidence. A lady, getting ready to attend a society dance party, was complaining about the poor state of her shoes. As she was getting into her car to attend the function, she spied a person without legs.

    Agree [4]

  • Adrian Rebello, Kallianpur - Santhekatte / Bahrain

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Good read dear Jyothsna D’souza,

    As highlighted Life is short - Stop complaining, be thankful to God for what we have.

    One also needs to be compassionate and care for the less fortunate, share what we can, spread love and positivity and not hatred.

    Cheers, Keep writing.

    Agree [4]

  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jul 26 2020

    Good thoughts dear ,I think all people are having this bad habit of complaining .some more some less by birth.Only we have to realize what we have instead of not have.Many times by this bad habit we may get in conflict with others when too much is.Thatswhy let us try to thank God for given two hands ,legs or whatever we have.Thank you for this thoughts.

    Agree [4]


LEAVE A COMMENT

Title : Stop Complaining, Be Thankful


 
 
 
 

 
You have 2000 characters left.

Disclaimer:

Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.


Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image