"Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.”
"Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.”
- Og Mandino, American Essayist and Psychologist
"A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.”
- W.E.B. DuBois, co-founder of the N.A.A.C.P.
"The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.”
- Lord Jeffrey, Founder and editor of the Edinburgh Review
“Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.”
- Robert Burns,
National Poet of Scotland
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
(Proverbs 24:10 – NKJV)
And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2 Timothy 2:2-3 - NKJV)
For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
(Philippians 4:8 - Amplified Bible)
BTW, it's very cool to log on to the Million Acts of Service and Kindness site and see so many of your names there! Thanks for participating...I'm very proud of you!