Do you know anyone who never complaints, never rants, and never blames – no matter the circumstances?
Before you tell me such a person does not exist, I must correct you.
Meet my mother.
Mary Stella (D’ Ercole) Moore turned 77 years old this weekend. And I’ve never heard her utter a complaining word or rant in my entire life. I am not lying (she’s reading this, so I can’t lie!).
She’s never said:
“I don’t care if you don’t like it, just eat it!”
“Why do I have to do everything myself around here?”
“You kids don’t know how good you have it.”
“Don’t blame me, you make your bed, you lie in it!”
“I am sick and tired of cleaning up after you.”
I know what you’re thinking. How can we be related? After all, I can’t stop writing about my daily rants (I even wrote a book about them).
What’s her secret?
She keeps it simple. She’s content living day by day and leaves the rest to God.
So here’s my challenge. I’ve been thinking about my ungrateful spirit and sassy mouth lately (and I’ve also been riding my kids about annoying whining). Do you think I can go one week without uttering a complaint? Will you join me? In other words, can we be more like my mother?
Happy Birthday, Mom, and I’m so thankful you’re not a whiner!
Do everything without complaining or arguing. Phil 2:14