A story is told about a person who complained without knowing the actual situation. Many times, we also find ourselves in this.
According to research, during an average conversation, we lob complaints at each other, once a minute. Trevor Blake, an author of Three Simple Steps says, “Nothing unites people more strongly than a common dislike.”
So here goes the story:
A man rose up every morning to go to work, while his wife stayed home to work on the home affairs.
The man thought he did a larger part of the work as he was required to bring home money that would in turn take care of the family. His wife, he thought, practically just stayed home.
So what did he do? Well, he asked God to change and swap his and his wife’s gender and roles.
God in His divine way granted the man his wish, and he woke up a woman, and the wife a man.
The wife (new role) woke up to prepare breakfast for her family, prepare the children for school and ensure that everyone was on time.
The husband left for work, leaving the wife to take the children to school. After dropping the children at school, she picked and posted letters, paid the bills and bought groceries. She then got back home, did the laundry and cleaned the house. She prepared tea and snacks and finished just in time to pick the children from school.
She brought them back, served them tea and helped them do their homework as she started off with dinner preparations. She then prepared a bath for her husband, then her children, before serving dinner and later washing the dishes.
She went to bed feeling so exhausted, but massed up all the energy left, to make love with her husband.
Just before she drifted off to sleep, she askes God to reverse the changes made, and make her a man again. It was unbearable.
Well God, in His divine way replied, ” You will have to wait nine months. You just fell pregnant.”
What would our lives be like without complaining?