I Get To....

I read a devotion the other day that spoke about not taking things for granted.  It tells of a method of changing complaints into gracious comments by starting them out with three little words: “I get to…”    

Instead of complaining about going to the grocery store and fighting the crowds you would say: “I get to go to the grocery store to buy food because I am able to afford it and provide endless food for my family.”  Take a minute to stop and think about how your life would change if before you opened your mouth to complain,  you did this.  I believe it would be life altering.

I get to play referee with my kids because I was blessed enough to have two healthy children.  I get to clean my house because I am lucky enough to have a home to call my own and that keeps me safe and warm.  I get to do laundry because my family has an abundance of clothes to wear.

I’m not trying to say that I never complain, because I do.  I am human and I often fall short of my expectations for myself.  But I am also a work in progress.  I am always striving to be better, do better, and be someone my kids can look up to.  

‎”Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending. “ -Chico Xavier