I’ve written before about the importance of language, and the way it can impact how we feel about ourselves (and others).
And I’ve written before about the importance of trying to see the good in things – in celebrating the little moments and snapshots of time that add up to the bigger picture of who we are.
Today, I’m setting you all a challenge.
Just for today, try to substitute the “I have to…” sentences with “I get to…”.
For example, in my house right now, it’s school holidays and my Boy Child is sick with tonsillitis. Plans have been cancelled, because he needs me at home.
Do “I have to” stay home with him?
Or, do “I get to” stay home with him?
Bearing in mind that he’s only a few years away from not needing much from me at all, I’ve gotta say, I’m seizing this moment as a “get to”.
Have a think about how things sound when you switch the words around…
I have to buy groceries…
I have to visit my nanna…
I have to go to work…
Obligation can easily be reframed into opportunity, with a slight change of perspective, hey?
What do you “get to” do today?