First things first, I survived the 40 days! They were hard. I'm sure they could have been harder, but I wasn't sure I could make it. But I did. Then on day zero I woke up sick. It was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I could breathe a little easier and then BAM! Virus time.
Sometimes I think life is like that. It's hard. It's busy. But we make it. We survive.
No, we thrive.
Because it's what we do.
But when that to-do list grows it is then that I often forget. Forget to stop and watch a sunset, or a sunrise. To enjoy a great cup of coffee while doing nothing else. To be thankful. Gracious. Appreciative.
It's a constant struggle to not let the list of have to-do overshadow the list of get to-do.
I get to go to work, I get to sleep in a warm bed, I get to buy the occasional Caribou Coffee, buy a new book... I'm lucky.
I didn't have to take those two classes that were stressing me out, I got to further my education. I get another teaching license which may help me get a full time teaching job.
Remember the get to-dos, not just the have to-dos.
Remember life is short. So think about your dreams a little harder.
Reach a little higher. Laugh a little louder. Love a little stronger.
Because many things in life can wait... The Sunset Won't!
So, what do you get to do?
So many things we take for granted! I recently got to weed my garden thoroughly, plant new seedlings and basically revamp the yard. I'm so thankful I had the time and energy to do that....ReplyDelete
I've really tried to focus on how blessed I am. Instead of being bummed that I have to get up to go to work, I remind myself that I'm very lucky to have a job to go to. Or when I don't want to get out of bed to go work out in the morning, I should instead think about how lucky I am to have the time to get to focus on myself and improving my health? Or when I gripe about having to clean our apartment, I should really be basking in thanksgiving that I have a roof above my head and a place to call home.ReplyDelete