I have nothing to rant/vent about.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FutureChickenMan, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Just thought I'd share that eventhough I've had my share of "bad stuff" happen, I have not a single thing to complain about.

    I have a roof over my head.
    I have food in my belly.
    I have a wife who loves me.
    I have a job.

    Just remember no matter how bad you think you've got it, 95% of the world is worse off than you are.

    Smile and be happy.

    Or in the words of my 5 year old niece, "You get what you get so don't throw a fit".
  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Amen, FutureChickenMan. We have to take the good with the bad and just keep smiling!
  3. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Now THIS is a post. I like your niece's philosophy. Out of the mouths of babes indeed! [​IMG]

    I always try to look for the love in every situation. Sometimes it's not obvious right away or at all...but, eventually, I am often, amazed! I know that I may not always get what I want...but I always have what I need!

    Blessed be in 2008 and beyond. [​IMG]


    PS Keep that positive attitude. It's catchy...I got it! [​IMG]
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I wish I could take that advise but here is what I dont have

    A job cause I quit after the manager punched me

    and no heating oil because of the vet bills " we have to use space heaters to keep our house warm"

    I just hope next year will be totaly different
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  5. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Oh no, negative vibes! Yo, save that for your thread.

    Smile and be happy.

    The manager punched you, but he didn't kill you.

    Smile and be happy.

    You have no heating oil? But you have blankets and space heaters.

    Smile and be happy.

    Have you been fed today?

    Smile and be happy.

    One last one, ponder how bad you think you've got it, then consider this:

  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    I Have to admit I have it pretty good in my life where I am now

    We just bought a home with some land ( mobile home my family thinks white trash and danger I think MINE and peace we moved out of the city because I did not want my children to grow up in that enviroment)

    I have 5 healthy children only youngest 2 live with me right now but the others may be coming back in the forseeable future

    I have a husband that adores me ( yesterday was our 2nd anniversary )

    I was able to help out my s-i-l out of a bad situation ( I do need to vent about her sometimes but deep down she is all right)

    I am in a situation where I can stay at home with my children.

    Even tough there may not be bunches of packages under our tree this year the ones there will come from the heart (I am making many of my gifts this year )

    All in All I am very Blessed and I think too few of us take the time to seriously consider this as most people live in the rat race of today and are too busy to take the time.

  7. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:Yes, the difference between what is *good* or *bad* is all up to us. Like I said in my previous post...often what we want to happen is not what is in store for us. Conversely speaking, what we don't want is often what needs to be. It's a matter of perspective. [​IMG]

    As Dr Seuss once said: "Don't cry because it's over...smile because it happened." [​IMG]

    That says it all for me. The job, wife, etc...is gone. There is a reason. It may not be present at the time and maybe it won't be for a LONG time but trust me, there is a reason. Hopefully, you will see it. If you do...and if you are willing to know it for what it is, it will knock your pants off. I guarantee it!



    PS Yes, I know this is hard and I struggle with this from time to time...because I want things to happen MY WAY or in MY TIME...but, it gets easier. You have to just trust the process and set your mind to it!
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2007
  8. frizzylizzy

    frizzylizzy In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am positive and doing my best to smile and be happy because I know that the road that I am on will eventually lead me to a better life. Currently I am in between jobs, have been evicted and have 30 days left to find a home for my son and myself and about 50 animals, I have to rehome several dozen cats, and I am trying to keep my minivan from being repossessed. BUT...
    I am sure that I will eventually find the path that I am supposed to be on and these hard times are necessary in order for me to be able to appreciate a much more simple life. I am looking forward to that. I am actually excited about it. Happy and Smiling!

  9. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Quote:You should do the AMERICAN way and SUE the company and the manager, or you could visit them with a baseball bat and make sure they have a worse ending to this year than you. Is that bad vibes??
  10. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:Good for you...I wish you the best. I am sorry you are struggling though.



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