Friday, January 23, 2009

I Get To..

Do not click the link! Read all the way to the end, first. Trust me.

YaYa turned me on to this wonderful post

I am telling you not to click the link. But I did want to give credit properly for this idea. Stay here for a few minutes.

Lana posts about the idea "I Get To" as opposed to "I Have To". Like "Today I get to go to work" instead of "I have to go to work" appreciating the fact I have a job. OR, "Today I get to clean my house" instead of "have to clean my house" appreciating that I have a house, when so many are losing theirs .

It is a modern day glad game!

I am going to start using "I get to.." and try to be thankful for these things I have and to appreciate the responsibility that comes with them. I am going to TRY to see laundry as a blessing rather than a drudgery- I have clean running water, electricity, and more than one outfit to wear.

What a powerful idea! I love it.

I would send you to read the original post, but think it best to warn you ahead. You may not want to. Actually, I will tell you not to. Just don't.

The reason being- She is very thankful for her kids. And I know that is a hard thing for those of us without ours. We know too well that we would give anything to be up in the middle of the night with a crying baby. Or having to deal with any of the mess and inconvenience that comes with children.

So, I love her post like crazy and in all fairness would love to send you running over there but be forewarned. It is pretty hard to take today for some of us missing our kids.

((hugs))
wishing you peace-
emily

2 comments:

Yaya said...

Yup, I totally loved this post. Gave me a new perspective for the whole day!

Kritta22 said...

Thanks for the forewarning. It sometimes bothers me when people whine about their kids. I know they all have their place and time but I don't know...it seems like some just think of kids as something to do or have.

I really like the idea of I get to. Thanks for the thoughts.