My day of not complaining...
It's Wednesday 8th April - my day of not complaining. I saw this image on a social network and decided to give it a go.
So I sat on the tube in the morning on my way to work opposite a man who kept coughing without covering his mouth. He could have covered his mouth right? I wanted to tell him... "we're on the underground journey for 40 minutes and you're spreading your germs"...I became aware of myself moaning.
At the next stop a woman came aboard chattering away in her Gujarati mother tongue loudly on her hands-free. She sat there for two whole stops chattering away to her mother in India and about how her mother needs to treat the 'lower classes'. They were talking about the 'help'. I chuckled slightly as her ignorance, then became annoyed. I came to my self-awareness and reminded myself 'Avoid complaints, avoid judgements'.
As soon as I became aware of these things I saw the man opposite me pick up a clear bottle filled with what I know was tumeric, honey, lemon water. We use this antidote for coughs and sore throats due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. I smiled to myself. This avoid complaining is really something huh?! At the next stop the woman gets up from her seat (still chatting away loudly) and gets off the tube. Ahhh peace in the morning again... just the way I like it. I've made a promise to myself to practice this more often.
Why not give it a go and see how your energies and day changes?