There's one common problem amongst close friends – we tend to complain about life more than to share happy moments. We may want to "keep" these happy and special moments with our partners, spouses or family members. And when it comes to friends, they will be like our chute to house our laments and woos. Nothing wrong really, we all need a listening ear. And I've this habit too. I believe we all seek comfort through this. We believe by purging and detoxifying through the act of complaining is good for oneself.
As we age, we tend to complain more than praise. We tend to look at negativities with a magnifying glass and keep the good things out of focus. How many times did you Whatsapp a friend just to complain how sucky your day is or how someone on the bus snatched your seat? Or how many times did you start a conversation with a sigh...
We've lost the ability to connect with happiness. And this applies to our family members too.
CK and I resonate with the above greatly. His parents will always complain how expensive outside meals are because they are charging you an arm or a leg for a dish of fried greens. While my dad will tell me I will have to tow my car later cos it's low on petrol. Why happy thoughts do not come to our mind first?
We should make a pact to stop talking about the bad things in life and only share happy things that happened in the day. It could be as little as being on time for work or even eating your favourite food for lunch.
Happiness breeds happiness.
Let's start from today to share one happy thing or thought with people around you.