Ingratitude laced with grumbling, complaining, and murmuring is an easy trap to fall into. And it is so Contagious. Someone grumbles and the next thing you know, you fall right in line and start grumbling too. Have you ever called up a friend only to hear all the bad news that is going on in the world? Not like you didn't know the news already, but she has to mention every last detail just to change your happy mood.

If that's not all, something is always wrong with her house, her family, her bank account, etc..etc. What do you do? You help her see the positive side of things. . . . at least she has a House! But she is not hearing that. So you just listen and cannot wait to hang up the phone. It's not like you don't love her, but talking to her is such a "joy drain." You just rather not "reach out and touch".  After that long conversation you hang up the phone and start grumbling. . . told you it was contagious!

Make 2017 the year that you change your grumbling into grateful…that you get a handle on that little muscle with a big impact…your TONGUE.