I attended a Board meeting last night and the night before that a dinner dance for my daughter. At some point during both days, I probably said something like, “I have to go to this event”.
Now that both evenings have passed and went extremely well, a shift is what I really need to make in my vocabulary.
I got to dance with my daughter and my wife. I got to serve at the pleasure of a Board that supports me. So much of my life is a privilege and blessing.
The list gets longer and today might be a day when you craft a similar inventory of “everyday blessings”:
-I get to wake up each morning and kiss my family goodbye as I head off to work
-I get to travel along nice country roads each morning
-I get to listen to podcasts each day and learn from experts
-I get to work with amazing people who serve amazing kids
-I get to do work that matters and makes a difference
-I get to blog and podcast and connect with others around the world
-I get to worship each week in a Church full of relatively nice people
And the list goes on. See what your list produces and if you’re like me, you’ll want to shift from “have to” to “get to”.