I get emotional when I watch movies or videos that are based on real life stories. I hear someone's story and I feel their pain and all of a sudden the water works happen. I don't know why I am emotional but I can't help it. I feel so connected to people so when I hear their stories its like I feel their pain through their words.
I recently got emotional while watching American Idol. I know you're wondering why was I crying while watching a show where aspiring artists are performing. I knew I should have never click the video when the titled read "Grab the Tissues." I click right on it and forgot to grab the tissues. The girl in the video was around the age of 17 she had loss her vision recently due to a brain tumor. The doctors did not know how long she had the tumor. She had a rare disease called hydrocephalus meaning she had too much fluid in her brain. The doctors do not know how to cure the disease and she may have the condition her entire life.
When she started to sing I felt her pain through the words of the song titled "I'll Rise Up" by Andra Day. The song is so motivational and empowering because it expresses how no matter what she'll rise up in spite of everything. This young girl is strong because even though she has lost her vision she hasn't lost her hope. She is thankful in spite of the circumstances she is facing and though she has a choice to give up she chooses to keep her head up.
This is one reason why I don't complain. Yes, life gets hard but its only hard when we are looking at the circumstances at hand. You have to learn to rise above it all even when it gets tough. There are so many people with odds against them that chooses to face reality each day. Don't let little battles defeat you and make you want to walk away you were born a fighter.
Complaining is poison to the soul and when I catch myself doing it I immediately stop myself. We all are going through something and yes things bother us but don't live your life lead by your emotions. Listening to people stories and videos on real life issues is what helps me stay humble. Sometimes it take looking outside of yourself to realized how blessed you truly are. So on the days when you feel like giving up or you don't want to leave the house remind yourself of all the things you have that you are thankful for.
So as you go about your day remember complaining ruins your soul. When you complain you are telling yourself you don't want a solution. The energy we spent complaining can be used to find a solution.
"Happiness comes a lot easier when you stop complaining about your problems and you start being grateful for the problems you don't have."