Grumbling kills friendships.
The business woman who is ever grumbling and growling about things makes a blue atmosphere about her. People somehow or other seem to prefer a rosy atmosphere to a blue.
There is no good in grumbling. It gains nothing. Grumbling is an evidence that you have not sized things up correctly. That you are laboring under a delusion; that you are looking at the world through blue glasses, that you are not making proper estimates of other people.
Grumbling is an advertisement to the world that you are not well balanced. Grumbling won’t help things a bit. The more you indulge in the habit the more firmly it becomes fixed upon you, and later you will find it almost impossible to shake it off. The grumbler grows to be a pessimist; she says disagreeable things; she makes her friends feel ill at ease. The grumbler gradually loses her acquaintances and even her close friends.
If you are starting on the grumbling path, pull yourself together and cut the habit quick and short. Grumbling and indigestion go hand in hand. If you have indigestion, square yourself against it, make up your mind you will not indulge yourself and vent your ill feelings in grumbling.
If you can start out each day with a resolve not to grumble you will find the proposition not difficult. The first two or three hours of the day is the time when your resistance is called into play. There is no better antidote or cure for the poisonous grumbling disposition than the following:
Be pleasant in the morning until ten o’clock, the rest of the day will take care of itself.