On my first day of 7th grade, our science teacher asked us to fill out forms about ourselves. The questions were things like, what is your address, what are your hobbies, and what are your petpeeves.
My friends and I had no idea what a petpeeve was and had to ask. I don’t remember my answer on that long ago day, but ever since, when I think of something bothering or annoying me, I remember that questionair.
According to vocabulary.com, “A peeve is an annoyance, and a pet peeve is an annoyance that’s nurtured like a pet — it’s something someone can never resist complaining about.”
Today’s petpeeve would have to be math on Mondays, especially, after taking an allergy pill. Those little pills are miracles in that they take away my headache, dry up the snots, and keep my eyes from itching. However, they turn my brain to mush and make me want to do nothing but sit here. Math? Not for days like that, and I’m always saying as much. LOL
Complaining is easy. Sometimes, it’s even fun. Most of the time, it is encouraged by our peers. Often, it is learned from other complainers and only grows as a person gets older.
If you are like me and on occasion enjoy complaining, then I have bad news for us all; I found Bible against it.
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15 KJV
“Ugh. I’m supposed to go through this foggy Monday and not complain about math?” I hear myself groan.
Y’all, this pill is much more difficult to swallow than that tiny allergy pill, but it sure does work a better and more perfect miracle in the long run. So, I’m going to swallow it and ask the Father for help with my murmurings. I want to shine as a light in this dark world, and I can’t do that, if I’m always complaining.
How about you? Do you have any petpeeves that are difficult to keep yourself from voicing aloud all the time?