Living Life with a Get-To Attitude // Coffee Series

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Hello, sweet peoples!

Home has never been sweeter since I finished my travels fourteen days ago. I’ve unpacked, settled into my routine and rediscovered midwinter afternoon walks. Isn’t home the greatest?

I’ve been away from my blog because … well … I have a confession.

I’ve been petty.

I have this crazy desire to “make it big” in the writing world along with a ridiculous habit of comparing myself to others. Lately I’ve felt like I can’t make it in this world of writing when bloggers have 50 + thousand followers and I can’t even get a newsletter together.

Petty, right? 😉

My heart has been needing an adjustment; my people-pleasing disposition had developed the idea that I had to please. I had to please God. I had to serve my darling man. I had to write because I had a blog. One afternoon I was reminded that I have a choice in the matter. I have the choice to do life with the mentality of a slave or a free child.

In other words, I get to.

I get to write. I get to delight myself in the Lord and delight His heart in the process. I get to love my husband and enjoy his love. I get to take care of my home by vacuuming, washing windows and creating beauty. I get to make menu plans, wash dishes and create delicious meals. I get to love people. I get to.

That soft correction from my Lord has changed everything.

I’m learning to wake up in the morning thinking, “I get to make coffee” and “I get to make a yummy breakfast for my husband.” I take off on my afternoon walks reminding myself that I get to walk and make healthy choices. And I’m writing again because I get to share life’s sweet lessons and joys with you.

It’s been a hard lesson but it’s one to keep.

Oh, one more thing I get to do? Announce winners of our winter giveaway! 😉

Hooray for Angel (you’ve won the lovely handbag!) and Amy (you’ve won the silver cuff bracelet!) So happy for you two beautiful souls! I’ll be in touch, ladies, with getting you your winnings! 🙂

I just love giveaways!

Blessings to all you readers. I am thankful for you and the love you send me through your comments! So blessed that I’ve gotten to know you!

With love, blessings and coffee!


8 thoughts on “Living Life with a Get-To Attitude // Coffee Series

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    Wow! Your thoughts and words have really touched my heart and spoken to me this morning! I didn’t even realize all the things I’d been viewing as “have to” instead of “get to.” After reading your words I got to thinking of all the wonderful things I get to do every day- wake up to my precious family, take care of our beautiful home, make delicious healthy foods, go to the store whenever we need something, enjoy the love of family and friends, see the beauty of the world and God’s miracles all around me, and most importantly be a beloved daughter of God. I could go on forever about all that I get to do, and I feel so happy and blessed! Thank you Frannie, once again God has spoken through you and your wonderful blog and it has made a huge difference in my life. I am so very blessed that I get to be your friend!! 🙂
    Also…..YAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!! I’m SO excited that I won the gorgeous silver cuff bracelet!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!! 🙂 🙂 Wearing it will be a wonderful reminder of God’s love for me by putting you in my life! 🙂

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      Amy, I am so thankful and blessed my words spoke into your life. We are so blessed, aren’t we? That we get to choose to have a get to attitude … even if we’ve spent the day with a have-to. It’s all up to us! 🙂

      I am SO happy you won the bracelet and will be sure to have it for you at school. Fun, fun!!

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    That’s a lesson I am learning as well. Having the thankful attitude of “getting” to do something, and not feeling like “oh, I have to do that…”. Even in the ordinary mundane parts of life. 🙂

    Have a wonderfully blessed and Friday my friend!

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      Yep, yep, yep!! <3 SO happy for you … and so thankful for your patience! 🙂 I’ve got the bag on the guest bed and it keeps asking me, ” When will I be sent off to my wonderful person, Angel?” 😉

      Oh boy! 🙂

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    Oh my, so relatable for so many of us (especially me!!)! It’s so easy to fall into the “have to” mindset, but so much more joyful to see them as “get to’s”. I got to sit in class at a beautiful university and learn interesting things with people whom I like. I got to zip around stores in the crisp early morning and buy gifts for friends whom I won’t be seeing for a long time. And so on, and so forth. Doesn’t that sound nicer than complaining? *wags finger at self*

    I am so glad to see you back and glad to see that you’re feeling more like your sweet, chirpy self!! I have missed you! <3

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      Hehehehee! Don’t wag your finger too hard … its a lesson we all have to learn! 😉

      I am feeling back to my normal self. Chirpy? I love that description!

      You are a blessing!

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