An excerpt from a wonderful book by Regina Brett:
I had undergone my first chemotherapy and couldn't imagine being bald. Then I saw a guy wearing a baseball cap bearing these words: Life is good.
Life didn't feel good and it was about to feel worse, so I asked the guy where he got the hat. Two days later, Frank drove across town and stopped by my house and gave me one. Frank is a magical kind of guy. A house painter by trade, he lives by two simple words: Get to.
They remind him to be grateful for everything. Instead of saying, "I have to go to work today," Frank tells himself, "I get to go to work." Instead of saying, "I have to get groceries," he gets to. Instead of saying, “I have to take the kids to baseball practice,” he gets to. It works for everything.
Isn't it wonderful how two simple words can change the way we live our lives? Instead of complaining about the things we have to do, we can be grateful for being able to "get to" doing them. Gratitude is indeed powerful.