One day, two construction workers met on a new job site and sat down to eat lunch together. The first guy opened his lunch box, sighed and said, "Oh no, not a bologna sandwich. I hate bologna!" - and then proceeded to eat his lunch with a frown. The next day, the same thing happened, as well as the third day. Finally, when it occurred again on the fourth day, the co-worker's curiosity made him ask his new friend, "If you hate bologna so much, why don't you tell your wife to make you something different?" To which the first guy replied, "What wife? I'm not married. I make my own lunch!"
Sound familiar? While we all know it's not really helpful for us to complain or wish that things could be other than what they are, the question is: What are we willing to do differently in order for things to be different? Sometimes that might mean performing some task or physical action that we've been avoiding. At other times it might involve changing our attitude towards something or someone that's been bothering us, particularly if it involves something/someone over which we have little control (which is usually the case).
But in every case, it's important to remember that (a) we always have choices, (b) it's necessary to make a conscious choice and then (c) take appropriate action(s). And that not making a choice to do anything different is a choice too, albeit one that generally leaves us feeling like powerless victims of circumstances.
Why chew on the same old bologna, when there's a magnificent buffet awaiting us every moment of every day? Bon appetit!