During the Thanksgiving holiday, it is common for many people to sometimes dread all of the preparation and work that goes into making Thanksgiving a memorable time for their families.
I often hear statements like "I have to go to the store and pick groceries." Or "I have to get this house cleaned up for company." People often feel overwhelmed, dreading all of the work that needs to be done.
But what if we turned those statements from "I have to" into "I get to."
For example, "I get to go to the store and pick up groceries." This simple change places your heart in a space of gratitude knowing that you are blessed to be able to have the money to go grocery shopping. You have a working vehicle to drive back and forth from the store. Your body functions in a way to allow you to move freely to go to the store and select the items you need. Once your think about it this way, the dread quickly turns into gratitude.
Or "I get to clean this house for company" which reflects the blessing of having a comfortable home to entertain friends and family. (Even though you may not want them to stay too long! 😝)
But do you see what I mean? Saying "I get to" instead of "I have to" changes your mindset into one of gratitude and thankfulness instead of anxiety and dread.
So what activity/situation are you dreading this week? How can you shift your mindset about it to one of gratitude and thankfulness?