Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Dear Abby

Once when you were very small, your brother was fussing about something and you said: "All this whining is giving me a headache!" Now there are more of you in the family and you know how crazy it can get when one or more decides to whine about something. Whining is nothing more than vocal selfishness. It is an "all about me and how difficult my life is" attitude. If you think listening to children whine is rough, try listening to adults that whine!

If we don't squelch the urge to whine and complain while young, it becomes a nasty habit that gets worse as adults. Listen to those around you and see if there is a pattern of whining in their everyday conversation. Check yourself when you feel the urge to whine and ask the Lord to help you nip it in the bud! Replace the whine with pleasant words that lift your spirit and those around you. I love you very much and may the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from the other.