But the people thirsted there for water; and they grumbled against Moses and said, “Why, now, have you brought us up from Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”

                                                                                                                                       Exodus 17:3

Failing at things, missing appointments, having bad days, poor relationships, stress with kids and husbands, dealing with illness, and being bombarded with responsibilities are all apart of life. They are each just a few things that many of us may experience on a daily basis. Problems have a way of building up on us, and attempting to crush us. When those issues start to weigh us down, we often fall into the habit of self-pity. Self -pity is a nasty little devil that threatens our inner peace, and the people around us. It sneaks up on us, and tosses our minds into a pit of uncontrollable sorrows and annoying self-absorbed unhappiness! Who wants to be stuck in that? More importantly, who wants to be around a person like that?

Bad days, events, things, and times are going to happen, but it’s how we respond to them that matters. It’s okay to vent a little, and even to have a moment of being down, but do not wallow in it. We are what we speak. If we consistently speak in a self-defeating tone, how can we ever expect ourselves to win? Speak life into yourself during the hard times. If you can’t find your smile, force yourself to smile!

“Self-pity is like a thief in the night, robbing us of our joy”       -Unknown


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