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Complaining is a Luxury We don’t Have Right Now

We all have the choice to build up or tear down.

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I admit it. I want to rant and rave. I’m furious that the US is still failing to test for COVID-19 on a widespread scale. I’m pissed my friends who are nurses are assigned one mask per day.

I want to complain. But complaining is a luxury I don’t have, so I take a deep breath and get my thoughts back in line.

Many times a day I have to remind myself I have the choice to build up or to tear down. I can add fuel to the flames of fear and anger, or I can add hope and encouragement. I can heal or I can harm.

My purpose in life is to heal. So while I at times have fear or anger about our current situation, it’s my job to not indulge that dark call.


How do you want to show up? I encourage you to be a source of light for the world. Be aware and be alert, but don’t let yourself get dragged into the mud.

Set a positive example for those around you, both in person and on the web.

If you need to vent, do it constructively. Educate but don’t berate. Say how you feel without name calling or shaming.

I want to complain as much as you, but we just don’t have that luxury right now.

I want to send you my free guide, “5 Days to More Peace, More Prosperity, and More Happiness”. Click here to get the guide for free!

Visit me at www.christinebradstreet.com

Cross posted at www.christinebradstreet.com and Change Your Mind Change Your Life

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