[This piece was originally posted on Facebook on January 22, 2017.]
555 Days Towards Level 9000: Day 2.
Time Up: 9:59 a.m.
Did you complain today? I know I did.
I’m tired. I didn’t want to go to work. I still can’t get Hotmail to work on my computer.
What. The fuck. Am I complaining about?
Tired? I slept last night. A decent amount of hours. In a comfortable bed. With a pillow, sheets and a well-loved blanket to keep me warm. In a room with heat and privacy.
Didn’t want to go to work? I have a good job. It pays well. My coworkers are a great bunch and I meet some interesting people every single day. And I have health insurance.
Hotmail, Hotmail, Hotmail. Still not working? I can always try a different location for access, which I believe will work. Or, I can contact Microsoft for some troubleshooting.
There is nothing to complain about. The word of the day, same as yesterday, is Perspective.
I woke up today. I am breathing air. I am alive. Everything else is incidental. Challenges to take on, lessons to learn.
No complaints. There is no reason to complain. Complaints are not productive. They are not made to seek solutions. Complaints are just made to say words.
As I said to a friend, I believe we only get so many breaths to breathe, so many words to speak. I will not waste mine on complaints.
Today’s lesson, today’s perspective, is not intended for one entry, then move on. This lesson, like all others I shall learn, like all the new that I encounter, is designed and intended for personal implementation and application for tomorrow and beyond.