I recently heard that when we complain about anything, we immediately assume the role of
victim. Instead, our choices are to either leave, implement change, or accept. For example,
let’s look at something as ever-present as the weather. Imagine it’s raining and you had
hoped for a sunny day because you wanted to do something outside. Here are your choices:
- Change your location to somewhere it’s not raining – this might mean a drive of a
couple of hours. Weather patterns can be pretty unusual and it might not be too far
away that the sun is shining.
- Put on your raincoat, galoshes, and get an umbrella and head out into the rain.
Unless it’s thundering and lightning, it might be fun strolling in the rain
and splashing in puddles
- Realize that your trip to the beach or your picnic in the meadow isn’t going to
happen today. It might be a better day to see the exhibit at the museum you’ve been
Whatever it takes, avoid being a victim. That’s just no fun.