Hmmm, yes, there are a lot of people who complain about what seems trivial to others, and yes there are those who actually like complaining. For the latter folk there is little one can do except come up with a positive thought to greet each of their negative ones, eventually these people wander off to sustain their negativity elsewhere finding no fertile ground in your ear. You cannot change them or their negativity (short of a roll of duct tape which is I must confess, tempting at times), so you just have to release them to the universe and move on.
Then there are people with problems who feel alone, sad, and lost, and those who's hearts have been broken. Some have told their troubles to God, Goddess, or saints, and still their heart's ache and they cannot find, or see their answers. This is why the powers that be did not make us a solo act, indeed, we were put here to help each other. We are social beings for a reason.. We are our brothers keeper in that respect (or sisters) Last time I checked God did not send emails, make phone calls, or stop by for coffee and a chat (but maybe he/she whispers in our inner ears and says "Hey why don't you give Linda a call today"). He/She expect us to help one another, to show kindness, compassion, share wisdom, laughter, and goodness, to lighten the burden of others in anyway we can. We are expected to be a candle in the dark, to speak for the oppressed, and for those who can not speak for themselves, and to offer our strength to others when they are weak, our kindness and care whenever, and wherever it is needed.
And yet, we are not perfect, not a single one of us, and I for one certainly am not qualified to judge anyone else (I have more than enough faults of my own). I don't walk on water, nor do I know anyone else presently who does (ice skating does not count) and so I rather expect that others are as imperfect as I am. When having differences with another ask yourself "is this going to make a difference in one hundred years?", if it isn't, let it go. I don't have to prove I am right, and people just hate it when you say , "I told you so."
Many of us forget to appreciate the little things, the beauty of a sunset, the smell of a rose, the laughter of a child. We don't forget on purpose, we just become so caught up in the world and it's burdens that we forget to be "In the wold, but not of it". We forget how to have fun because we are too busy being an "adult", too worried about the opinions, and approval of others. To this I say, go out and watch a sunset, and say thank you to God/Goddess for such beauty. Rake up a big pile of leaves with the kids and jump in it with them, play, love enjoy life, and laugh as hard as you can. That is the greatest tribute you can make to the divine being....the truest song of love and gratitude our hearts can ever sing is to always live well .
the ever imperfect Ailindria