Chin up, buttercup.
I was raised by two awesome parents who would never accept whining, complaining about health, and pretty much told us to "buck up" when we had a cold or some other minimal ailment.
Just like many things your parents do, as you age, you start to realize that they were right. This one, "buck up" is a prime example. Whining about anything, whether it is a cold or a minor injury, or anything else, does nobody any good, especially you. Getting up and getting going does make you feel better, and soon you won't remember what you were even thinking about complaining about.
My Mom used to listen to us whine, then hand us a couple of Vitamin Cs. This was way back before vitamins were in fashion. Mom was convinced, and I am too, that Vitamin C solved almost everything. It also made us stop complaining, and when you have four kids, I would think that was and is a pretty good idea.
I did a little complaining the other day, and after I read my blog later, I realized that I just needed to put my chin up, "BUCK UP", take care of whatever was bothering me, and move on.
Next time you have a cold, or a small issue, think to yourself, does everyone need to hear about this, or am I really just fine? Sometimes, we need to stand up straight, take care of our day, and realize that a small issue can be forgotten with a good attitude.
So, chin up, buttercup. Put a smile on your face, realize you are a lucky human to live in this world and complaining won't change a thing. Buck up. It really does work, ask my Mom.
p.s.: Yesterday, my DD told me she had a headache, and I handed her two Vitamin Cs. She was used to that, and said, Mom, I want Advil. I said, try this first. I never heard back. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, luckily.