Some mornings, complaining just comes naturally. Before your feet hit the floor, you've already thought of a long, sad parade of things you wish were different. At first, the complaints are fairly orderly, one scuffling along behind another, but, if you're not careful, they'll multiply, and by noon you'll be dragging around a huge crowd of them. That's why morning is the best time to cancel the parade and make it a thank-you day. If you start small, with things like having a bed to sleep in or a shower or a hot cup of morning coffee, other things will join them. Before long, you'll be seeing the day with brand new eyes. Who knows how many surprises you'll run into before bedtime.
Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies,
I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower – but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)