A lot of people don’t realise how much time they spend complaining about life. It could be about not having a car to get around or just when things in life don’t seem to go their way.
Don’t get me wrong, we wouldn’t be humans if we didn’t complain at all.
But ask yourself this question: ’Are you a part-time complainer or is this your full-time job?’

Life Doesn’t Need To Be A Bitch…

I’m so glad I was able to fit a quick trip to the Netherlands to visit my friends and family before the end of 2017. It was nice seeing my loved ones. Especially one of my close friends, Emily, who hasn’t been well for the past four years. Earlier this year, the illness took over her body and she hasn’t been able to walk for months.
I never saw this coming and was speechless when she broke the news to me…
We used to do everything together! From dance classes to playing basketball and going on nights out.
She’s been fighting a very long battle and my fear was that she would give up on herself. But did she let the illness defeat her? Heck NO! She still goes on her normal outings in her wheelchair and tries to think positive about life. As you can see in the picture above, her condition has not stopped her from having fun and enjoying life. And guess what, she NEVER complains about her situation either! This has really inspired me to take a look in the mirror and count my blessings.

If she’s not complaining about her situation, why are you complaining about something as little as running for the bus? Some people wish they could do that. In fact, she would love to run again.
So let me ask you this question: ‘Would you rather be in a wheelchair or run every morning for the bus for the rest of your life but be able to travel everywhere by yourself?
I don’t know about you but I’d rather have the latter. That early morning run for the bus in my work attire will not be cute and easy but I’d choose running for the bus any day over being in a wheelchair.

Laugh At Your Pain!

Like I said, we wouldn’t be normal humans if we didn’t complain but don’t make it a full-time job especially when there are people out there that have it far worse than you.
Be grateful for what you have and what you are able to do, and build up on that. Complaining will not make things any better for you on the spot. So let’s try to laugh at life and our pain like Kevin Hart (No Pun Intended). In other words, when life hits you and things don’t go your way, try to make the most of what you have and don’t fall into the trap of being a full-time complainer. And of course, don’t forget to have faith in your situation being temporary. It won’t last forever if you have a positive mindset to rise above it.

P.S. Emily, don’t lose hope and stay strong. Things will get better. I love you and you’re always in my prayers.
Ik hou van je x

Sugars and love,

CynTea x


Hey guys, welcome to my website. My name is Cynthia but you can call me CynTea. I’m a 6'0" tall Dutch Nigerian who lives in the UK. I am a lifestyle blogger with a sprinkle of everything else. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me by leaving a comment via the contact page. CynTea x

1 Comment

  1. Beautifull written
    She is also One of my inspirations. Always persistent to live her life and to finish her school. Thank You For sharing her story. X

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