I have always got on with life and have never complained about anything. There would have been no point, no one was listening.
There are those people whose cup is always half empty; always have something to complain about, something to moan about and something to be negative about. However, there are those who it doesn’t matter what they’re dealing with emotionally, will always cope with what life throws at them; they’re just okay with everything.
I’ve spent a weekend in St Andrews in Scotland with one such lady; my mother-in-law. Who has everything to complain about but never does. Whatever life throws at her she’s always cheerful. She’s a good listener; has lots of patience and doesn’t judge or wallow in self-pity over her fate, even though she has much reason too. She also doesn’t take her frustrations out on other people.
In the time I’ve known her she’s never made anyone else a scapegoat, or sees other people in a bad light. She always has something nice to say and never stands in judgment. Being in anyone’s company who behaves in this way will automatically help us feel better about ourselves.
That’s what she does and although she doesn’t set out to show others how to live their lives, when you spend time with her you cannot help but see there is always a better way you can do things. A remarkable lady and an inspiration.