Monday, December 7, 2015

Not Have To

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.