Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
I‘m popping in today to let you know about my guest post over at my friend (& contributor here) Jessica’s blog, Life as Mom. My post is called Stop Whining and Start Living: Understanding the Power of our Words.
Here’s an excerpt:
“There was a time when I used my words in a bad, self-defeating way. When my husband arrived home from work, I greeted him with tears and a litany of tales from our two toddler boys’ craziness.
(But oh my goodness – weren’t they cute?!)
I couldn’t believe how hard I worked all. day. long. This motherhood gig wasn’t exactly how I had imagined. I felt I had every justifiable right to discuss, in detail, the challenges from my day.
I didn’t realize that with each negative remark I made life even harder on myself.
In Western culture complaining has become a birthright, a way of life, a habit. So much so that many of us don’t realize how much we speak negatively — about lives that many of our third-world neighbors would eagerly trade places with us for.
What exactly is wrong with complaining and a little venting anyway?”
I’d love for you to join me over there to read the rest.