The-people-who-complainA man walked into the family room of his house.

“It stinks in here,” he announced before leaving and going into the kitchen.

“It stinks in here, too,” he said again and walked into dining room.

“And this room stinks as well,” he said, screwing up his face as he did.

His family looked at him and said in one voice, “You’ve got cheese on your moustache.”

He washed it off and of course everything started to smell better.

It’s easy to complain about the world around you.

Your job, your boss, your spouse, your kids, your favourite sporting team, the traffic, the economy, the government, the list can go on and on.

But what I’ve found is that the people who complain the most are the ones who have a perspective that is tainted by their own attitudes.

So if you really think that the world and everything in it stinks, don’t complain about it in the hope that it will get better.  First, try changing your perspective, living with the gratitude, optimism and sense of wonder required to  experience life as a truly magnificent opportunity.