Maya Angelou is a famed American poet & author. From the age of 3 to 7, she was raised by her grandmother, a period of calm & stability in what would be a very traumatic childhood.
Grandma ran a general store & one thing that annoyed her was people complaining. They’d complain about the heat, the cold & other issues grandma thought trivial.
Whenever that occurred, grandma would wait till the complainer left the store, call Maya over to her & say, “Did you hear what so & so complained about? There are people who went to sleep all over the world last night, poor & rich & white & black, but they never woke up.
And those dead folks would give anything, anything at all for just five minutes of this weather that person was grumbling about.
So you watch yourself about complaining. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is to change it.
If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. But don’t complain.” ('Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul.')
Num 11:1 (GNB): "The people began to complain to the Lord about their troubles. When the Lord heard them, he became angry and sent fire on the people..."
1Th 5:18 (KJV): "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."