I maintain a complaint free home. My home is a place where thankfulness reigns, causing complaints to dissipate. I purposely choose each day to sprinkle my speech with thankfulness.

I give thanks in all things so I can keep myself aware of all the things going well in my life. I replace a griping attitude with an attitude of gratitude by focusing on my blessings, rather than focusing on the petty inconveniences of each day.

Some things are bound to go wrong occasionally, but it is up to me to determine how much attention I devote to those things. Instead of magnifying the minuscule, I maintain the bigger picture in mind so that I can keep things in perspective.

My children and spouse follow my example of expressing thanks in all things, so my home is like a blooming garden of gratitude. The aroma of our speech fills the air like the pleasant smell of fresh flowers.

I thank my children for everything they do – from small tasks to the way they are. I constantly thank my spouse for the work they perform in and out of our home. Following my example, my family sings a chorus of thanks all day long.

The more gratitude I express, the less bothersome the imperfect things in my life appear. I am better able to cope with disappointment when I focus on my blessings.

Today, I choose to fill the air in my home with statements of thankfulness so complaints have no place in my home. I reject a selfish attitude that can never be satisfied and adopt an attitude of humility, truly grateful for even the smallest blessings.

Self-Reflection Questions:

• What can I thank my spouse for today?
• How does gratitude eliminate griping?
• How does keeping the big picture in mind help me from falling into a state of complaints?