I heard something on TV today that stuck with me (my paraphrase):
"The tragedy is when people can't see what they already have."
And a few years ago, a pastor shared what he says when his kids whine:
"No, you don't have to, you get to."
I was thinking about these things tonight because I should really get up, out of bed, and exercise.
Ugh, do I have to?
No, but I can. I have a healthy, complete body, family, warm housing, plenty of food (too much!), internet, TV, technology, etc., etc., etc.
That first quote? The speaker said it's the cure to self-pity. So off I go, first to snuggle with my son, then to work my butt off. Ha ha.
Because I get to.