Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Grumble Graph

Is there a complaint department in heaven? Does someone keep track of all uttered grievances? Are the gripes duly noted and catalogued according to date, source, and trends before being rendered into pie charts?

If so, I bet there's a Grumble Graph entitled something like January, Northern Hemisphere, in which the overwhelmingly largest slice belongs to WINTER. A click on "Sub-gripes" might list freezing temperatures, long nights, dead batteries, icy roads, flu season and wet boots, mittens, hats and coats spread about the house to dry. 

Hopefully there's a corresponding Gratitude Graph. After all, the hardest aspects of winter should generate thanksgiving. If we have warm homes and hot meals and steaming cups and light to read by, what grace! If we're strong enough to shovel snow and our families and pets are safe and, if we have them, our livestock are snug in beds of straw and hay, what grace! So many don't. 

"Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things." ~Horace

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