But, if you think about those things in your life as things you "get to" do, it changes your perspective.
*I get to stay home and take care of my kids. The beautiful kids who we tried and tried to get down here on the earth for over 2 years. I get to love and hug and squeeze them. I get to receive their kisses and see their smiles and hear their laughter as they play with one another.
*I get to clean the nice house we have to live in. Not only do we have a place to live, but we have all those comforts inside the house that we take for granted everyday.
*The laundry? At least we have multiple shirts and pants to wear. They may not be the most fashionable, but they are in decent shape and are a lot more than so many people in the world have.
*I get to stay up late waiting for my husband to come home from school. Not everyone has that luxury. I should be grateful he has the ability to attend school, and that I have him period. Some husbands aren't able to provide for their families, and some women don't have a loving husband to wait up for.
*I get to wake up every morning and get out of a nice, warm bed. I am able to breathe in and out, stretch my legs and look forward to a new day that my loving Father in Heaven has so graciously given to me.
I complain about a lot of things all the time. I really need to step back and look at all the wonderful things I have, all the things 'I get to' do.