There was a man who was born and spent his entire life on a tropical island, and just like his family he ended up working in the tourism industry.
He’d meet many tourists, but they didn’t like him much.
Maybe it was because he would always tell the travellers how much he hated the tropical weather.
He complained that it was always very hot, and that there were too many tourists on the island.
He couldn’t understand why they were so in love with the weather and the natural beauty of the island. After all, since he was born he’d been surrounded by what others described as a natural and breathtaking beauty.
One day he decided to travel to a place where it wasn’t always sunny.
He packed up and went to Russia.
During the first month he actually liked the fact that it was always cold and dark, but after a while, he didn’t like it anymore.
He didn’t like the hot weather on the island, and he didn’t like the cold weather in Russia.
So he thought to himself that there was surely a country where he could have some sun and also a little bit of cold…
He decided to move to Spain.
This time around, he started complaining about the fact that the weather was unpredictable.
“I never know if it’s going to rain or not. I cannot stand this unpredictable weather anymore”, he said.
Once again, he was unhappy, and so he decided to return to the island where the sun was shining all year long.
Once he got there, he returned to the same job and began to complain again about life.
Like this man, there are many people who are never happy.
No matter what you give them or how wonderful their life is, they will always complain about their situation.
That’s how they are and that’s how they are known by others.
They never solve a big problem because they simply don’t deal with their problems. They only complain about life and make other people’s life difficult.
Not only should you turn away from these people, but also make sure you don’t become one of them.
When God answers your prayers, be grateful and go on to conquer even greater things.
She was born in Rio de Janeiro and is the author of "40 Secrets for the Single Woman" and the 40-day video challenge, "Beautiful in God's Eyes". She likes to write for single young women, which was one of the most difficult phases of her life. Her posts are aimed at our spiritual growth, teaching us to become better in a fun way.