Complaining can be nice, since you can get stuff of your chest and you’ve got something to talk about with others. But does it really make you happy? Or does it just remind you of things that are wrong in your life?
I find it difficult to sto complaining, wining and generally ponder about stuff that’s wrong or that I want to fix. But focussing on the good things makes life more fun, it makes me happier. So why complain?
So I stop, for a couple of days. Maybe even for weeks! But then it sneaks back in again, first in my thoughts, then sharing those thoughts with loved ones, family & friends. Stopping for good will take real discipline, reprogramming my brain.
Wouldn’t stopping to complain or thinking about things that are wrong make me less critical as well? Maybe that would make me happier, but do I really want it if I have to change myself for it.
Complaining is tricky! Stopping it is even difficult, but focussing on happy thoughts that’s getting easier every day.
Ever since my trip to India I’ve been fascinated by elephants. I love their kind nature, extremely impressive physique and strength. Since the 5th of September there’s been an Elephant Parade in Amsterdam. This lovely initiative displays huge statues of elephants across Amsterdam. The elephants are painted by artist from across the globe.
The Elephant Parade is held for the third time and lasts until the 31th of October. On the 12th of November the statues will be auctioned to the highest bid and the profits will be donated to the Elephant Family. You can also go to Amsterdam and paint your own little elephant or buy smaller versions of the big ones. Below you can view a selection of my favourite pieces.