Not Complainin’

I had a miserable Easter weekend…. thanks for asking! With a rip-roaring spring cold plus an abscessed wisdom tooth I wasn’t up for much in the way of celebration. I mostly sat in my recliner, going through tissues by the boxful, reading books, napping, and trying very hard not to complain about how miserable I was! I’m pretty sure I didn’t succeed very well… but I really did try!

See, a few months ago, my friend Judy shared about a book she was reading, Calm My Anxious Heart, that issued the challenge to never complain about anything. I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I have taken the challenge to heart. After all, I don’t like to be around complaining people, do you?

So… with that in mind here are some things that I am thankful for with regards to misery of the past weekend:

  • tissues with lotion
  • cold medicine which offered at least a little temporary relief
  • antibiotics so I won’t die of an abscessed tooth
  • a thoughtful husband
  • daughters who can run the house when Mom is out of commission
  • time to read several books, as that was all I felt like doing (Lyle laughed at me on Saturday evening when I referred to “one of the books I read today.” I do read fast!)
  • hot herbal tea with honey
  • cold 7-Up
  • a cushy recliner
  • a warm blanket
  • a soft feather pillow
  • fuzzy socks
  • a caring family


  • TattingChic

    Hi Karla! I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick today! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog post! I really appreciate it! That is exactly what I did today, too! I counted my blessings and prayed when I felt a little down from missing work (I really do like my job) and feeling icky and lonely today. I felt better when I went over all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for! My bloggy friends is definately one of those things! You are one of those bloggy friends! ((HUGS))!! 🙂

  • Emily

    Sorry to hear you were sick – especially over Easter weekend! My hubby and now youngest have been sick with colds. They are the worst with how draining they are! I hope you feel better soon!!

  • Margaret Cloud

    Sorry you are sick, hope you feel better now. It is always nice to have people in the house to help out when you feel out of it.Having a tooth ache on top of it sure makes for a lot of misery.

  • A Romantic Porch

    Well Karla, I hope you are better! I didn’t know there was a book about about complaining! Complaining is something I definitely don’t enjoy being around either. I’d like to read that book. It sounds thought provoking. xorachel

  • MuseSwings

    Karla! Sorry you were sick. It’s okay to complain – I don’t care what the book says. Aren’t tissues with lotion a life saver? It’s sweet of your family to take good care of you and great that you found the good things to be thankful for – in between sneezing and coughing.

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