Help From a Friend

January 9, 2016 — Leave a comment

I have been struggling for a while to find a really interesting topic to write about. I think all the recent celebrations, Christmas, New Years, and getting a year older this week may have had something to do with what I think is called “Writers Block”. I have started 2 or 3 pieces but they just have not developed into anything useful. Then today I received an email from a friend that says a lot of what I feel. So I’m going to let my friend say what I feel hits the nail on the head very squarely!

I introduce to you my friend Kurt Hass. I hope you enjoy his post as much as I have! Thank you Kurt.

Richard,

I have become increasingly aware of people who complain constantly, who
have nothing to complain about and it is a thing that “Pisses me
off!!!!  I remember an adult saying to a crying child “stop crying
or I’ll give you something to cry about.”  I am not talking about
children in this instance, but adults who need to hear that message.  If
you have not lost your house, or lost your health, or lost a close
family member or you do have food or clothing, you have nothing to
complain about.  In addition, if these misfortunes are due to the loss of
a job due, to a natural disaster or some other malady that you don’t
have control over then you should shut up!!!! If in fact you have all of
these things the Lord has truly blessed you!!!!!   Happiness on the
other hand is usually something you can control!!!   Who knows of a poor
soul who you feel has nothing to be happy about and yet they are!!!!
They are thankful for what they have even though it may be meager
compared to you or to people who have financial wealth.  My Boss (Janet)
found a set of “House Rules” that are embroidered on a piece of cloth
and are in a picture frame in our kitchen.  I believe the My Boss
(Janet) purchased it because of the artwork, the colors and because she
thought I would like the message.  First, I think everyone should read
this every day!  It might change your attitude!!!  Second, if you are
truly one who has something to complain about, these words may make you
feel better. Third, take what God has given you and do what you can.  If
you do not know where to begin ask people until you find the answer.
This may take a while, but don’t give up. The answer is out there and God
will show you the way, but you have to do the work.

House Rules:
1. SMILE!
2. BE HAPPY – at least try!
3.  LISTEN TO OTHERS – even to your Boss, even though it may not come
naturally.
4.  SPEAK KINDNESS – the more you do this the more kindness you will
get in return.
5.  BE CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE!   This does not mean that you should
not have goals or try to improve you state.  It just means complain
less, do more and thank God for what you have!!!!

Just a thought!

Kurt

 

Thanks for listening.

Richard Isley

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