Bishop William Burt when asked how he acquired the habit of good cheer is said to have stated that the remark of a child he once overheard taught him to grumble & complain as little as possible.
"While I was studying at Wilbraham Academy, I spent a few days with this child's father, a good man but a chronic growler. We were all sitting in the front room when the question of food arose.
The little girl told cleverly what each member of the family liked best. Finally it came to the father's turn to be described 'What do I like, Nancy?' he asked laughingly.
'You?' said the little one slowly. `Well, you like mostly everything we haven't got."'
Grumbling is one of the hardest things for the wife to bear & causes great unhappiness.
Num 11:1 (GNT): “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. It burned among them and destroyed one end of the camp.”
“What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them. We must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly” - A.W. Tozer.