As we go through life there is a lot of stuff that happens and a lot of things to do. There are
relationships to foster and grow-from "significant other" type of relationships, family relationships
to friend relationships. There are jobs to get and careers to develop. There are sports to play and watch, activities to participate in, houses to buy, build and clean. There are kids to raise, holidays to enjoy, places to visit and explore...you get it ...life to live! All of it- the good, the bad, the happy the sad...
The question though is how are we going to choose to live it? Is life going to be a "have to" or a "get to"?
Think about it! When we were kids we had parents or guardians directing us-giving us instructions and advice on what sleep we need, how much television to watch, to do our home work, to do our chores, not to do this or that, to wash behind our ears, to eat all the junk food we wanted
(I wish-just seeing if your following along). In other words we were "told" what to do and when to do it. I'm not saying this was a bad thing just we were "told". And yes at young ages we had to be told in order to learn. We also learned when we made "our own choices" and realized the results weren't quite what we expected! Therefore there were not many "choices" we got to make.
As we got older we learned more, we matured ( a little bit, hopefully), and we gained more responsibility which allowed for us to make more of our own choices. As mature, responsible adults it is up to us to make all our choices if we like it or not.
And yes they are all choices.
Do you remember how it felt or how it feels to be told you had or you have to do something...Didn't/doesn't it feel like a chore? Didn't/ don't you feel like immediately resisting and saying..."hell no, I don't have to...I can do what I want when I want to, the heck with you". The had to's or the "have to's" become burdensome and chore like...the fun is sucked out as well as the freedom of choice and the possibility of empowerment.
Now what if some one says "you get to" do something? You get to find a solution to the problem; You get to find a health that works for you; you get to create a warm, rewarding relationship with your family; You get to voice an opinion.
Doesn't this sound so much more empowering and fun? Life is and should be empowering and fun! Life is a get to...your health is a get to. Life and health ( always connected) are not nor should be a chore!
Remember...your choice...YOU GET TO or you have too!
YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE