March 13

Written by Bill Grandi on March 13th, 2023

There is something common to us all-rich or poor, black or white, single or married, famous or not so. We all are good at


Here in Indiana we had a wonderful February. Sunny, even somewhat balmy weather. No white stuff falling, but plenty of sun. A little rain. Okay…a lot at times. Somewhat windy. Temps hovering near the 50s for the whole month. I even rode my bike outside on a 70 degree day! Keep in mind that was February. And did I mention there was no white stuff falling? 

I determined years ago to never complain about the weather. I have nothing to do with it and have absolutely no way to change it anyway, so I might as well accept it and live with it.

I often quipped during February’s aaaaah factor, “My fear is March will be what February was supposed to be.” Guess what? So far, except for a handful of days, I have been wrong! 🙂  However, not so much the past few.  No white stuff has fallen to amount to anything but the temps have turned. There is one common thing though:


It seems we are never, or have trouble, being satisfied. The more we complain the more miserable we get. The antidote?


That is not just a religious thing; it is a life thing.  Being thankful for what we have changes things, especially our perspective. Nothing good ever comes out of bemoaning what you don’t have, or even bemoaning your lot in life. 

If you want to beat the blahs; if you want to beat the wear-down that comes from complaining, take time out to count all you have been blessed with. Keep a journal. State your blessings out loud. Make a point each day to be grateful. Catalog your blessings by zeroing in on them.



10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Absolutely! As you walk with God, complaining gets less and less as gratitude grows and grows. Hallelujah!

  2. Glynn says:

    Beginning this past Saturday, the weather and the forecast for the next 10 days of March in St. Louis is — February.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I believe ours is about the same. I’m getting my bike serviced now so it will be ready in June. 🙂 Obviously I hope much sooner than that. Thanks Glynn

  3. Ryan S. says:

    I think if we really took a hard long look at our lives, most would find that even in the depths of the valleys, there is always something to be Thankful for. There are always blessings that can be counted. Sometimes getting out of the valley simply requires us to stack those blessings up so we can climb on top and see what direction we need to go to get out of the valley. Good reminder this morning!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Great way to put it Ryan. Stack up those blessings and climb on top. I love the word picture with that!

  4. Complaining is so counterproductive, Bill. We have endless blessings to count, so let’s get started!
    Blessings to you!

  5. gail says:

    Great reminder Bill. Romans 8:28 is our promise from God that He will not leave us when we go through a valley of hurt. He will take our terrible circumstances and help us to learn and grow from them, to be closer to His image. When we learn to glorify God during the painful times, so much more can be revealed to us.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Gail. And yes, Romans 8:28 is a good one to remember. I agree about Him taking the terrible circumstances and helping us to learn from them.