Cry Whine…

February 9, 2017

It snowed again.  It snowed a LOT!  The kids at school were fairly awful.  Most people here are ready to lynch the Ground Hog and Mother Nature.  My Scare Crow, Garden Gladys Knight is up to her ???? in it.


The dogs prefer their blanket near the stove over their dog house.

The older I get, the more certain I am, that I do not really know very much.  However, this I do know…complaining doesn’t help.Complaining seems to be in epidemic proportions these days!

I find, that when I am around a group that is complaining, I tend to have two reactions:

  1.  I jump into the complaining pool, add my 2 cents, and throw in a bit of righteous indignation to go along with it.
  2. I complain about the complainers.

Both are ultimately unsettling to me and my next step is more permanent.  I distance myself from the complainers.  Complaining is a virus that separates relationships.

The snow is hard.  This winter has been hard.  Oh, well.

One of my brother’s was in a horrible accident.

Accident…in the wrong place at the wrong time.  He did nothing wrong.  He is riddled with broken bones, in pain and had his life adjusted in a blink of an eye.  That is his story, but what has humbled his siblings, is that he has chosen gratitude.

Gratitude over complaining.

Relationships over circumstance.

I am awed, impressed and proud…and blessed.




  • Diane

    How awful for your brother! Sending up prayers for you all! So glad that the seasons eventually change.

    • Thank you my friend, this is Justin’s Dad…

  • Miriam

    So sorry about your brother!! I hope he heals quickly. Sending hugs.
    Regarding your winter, that is a lot of white stuff! Persist!

    • Thank you so much Mims!
      The white stuff is over my knees!

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