Is It The "O" or the "E?"

In my experience I use the word with "o" too often and not the one with "e" in the middle. The words...got and get.

When evaluating my list of tasks for the day I frequently say, "I've got to.......________________." (insert task here) instead of saying, "I get to.............._________________." I see the task as a burden instead of realizing how blessed I am to have the opportunity to work, live and even breathe. That doesn't mean I am looking foward to every task ahead of me (I get to go to the dentist and have a root canal), but I would be much more motivated to make the right choices if I was more intentional about recognizing my place in life.

A few months ago I spoke to an older gentlemen working in a grocery store. I said, "I hope things are going well for you today." His response told me that he knows the value of the "e" over the "o." His response was, "I woke up on this side of the dirt this morning. It's going to be a good day."

May your Thanksgiving holiday be filled with moments of realizing the incredible number of "gets" you have in your life.