Just as I’m not one for resolutions, I’m not one for giving things up for lent. But an idea got stuck in my head about midway through the year, so I’m going to give it a go. For the next 40 days starting tomorrow, I’m giving up complaining.
This is a somewhat objective thing, so let me lay out some ground rules:
- It doesn’t matter whether I say it out loud or just think it, a complaint is a complaint.
- This is not an abstinence from critical thinking. Complaints are criticisms without a point. They tear down, rather than open a door.
- I know I’ll slip up so there will be a mason jar and quarters for each time I don’t catch myself.
I’ll post a pic of the jar on Easter.