Fast From Complaints

Fast From Complaints

Happy March!

Lent began yesterday and I decided this year I would give up complaining as one of my “sacrifices.”

No, I don’t consider myself a “complainer” and honestly most of the time I’m that annoying optimistic type. Glass = half-full! 🙂

I just felt like it would be a good way to really listen to my thoughts and help myself to always see things in a greater light, in a bigger picture… and to be more grateful. To find blessings amongst little frustrations, loss of patience, annoyances, and simply just those days.

So DAY 1 of Lent came and went yesterday and well… I feel like I totally and completely failed! Haha!

It was one of those days.  

And to end the day, I spent two hours in the clinic waiting for my OB appointment (which actually only took about 10 minutes!) I was just so ready to get out of there! Then there were slow and annoying drivers on the drive home which frustrated me even further… I had only slept about four hours the night before…you get the idea.

I laugh as I write this because with a fresh mindset (and a little more sleep) those little daily frustrations are NOTHING! And absolutely NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT!

In the greater light and bigger picture, I’m beyond blessed to be having a baby, to be in the care of a professional doctor, to have the flexibility to sit in a waiting room for two hours and to be healthy enough to only require a ten minute checkup with my doctor!

Please don’t judge me (even though when you look at it like that, I sound like a total brat!) Listen to your daily thoughts and you might just find that you complain more often than you would think!

I’m thinking this Lent will be an eye-opener for me and a wonderful exercise to practice patience and gratitude daily! 


Combat your negative thoughts and daily complaints with me whether or not you observe Lent.

Thanks for reading,



  1. Love this! This was our church sermon a few weeks ago and really hit home, don’t even think negatively. It’s a struggle but makes you think!

    • laurenrustichoney says:

      Thanks Megan! It definitely made me more aware of my own thoughts! I know there’s no way to completely turn it off, we aren’t perfect… but being aware of it and maybe even how silly I sound will make me actively work to improve! 🙂