As I've shared in the past, I was blessed to be raised by my grandparents and even though they've been gone for many years, they live daily in my thoughts. One memory in particular has been visiting a lot lately and it brings such joy.
When I was little, my grandmother always used the words "get to" when she referred to any task in front of her. She would say things like, "I get to do the laundry today", or "we get to work in the yard this afternoon". She never used the words have to. Everything she did, she embraced, she put her whole heart into it. She had such great passion and I always enjoyed helping her with everything. Her words made me excited to help.
I found this on the internet, it's the same quote I've had on the chalkboard at 5th Place Cottage for the past year. I love it.
It was only much later as an adult that I realized that through her words she was instilling in me an enthusiasm for work, and a passion to do the best I could do. I've often wondered would I have embraced the jobs of my past had she not been such a large part of my childhood? Because when I reflect, the truth is, I have loved every position I've ever had. Every single one.
She did that for me, and it's the sweetest gift I've ever recieved. It has remained with me throughout my life and is a large part of the reason that I spring out of bed each morning eager for another day at the Shoppe. She planted those seeds that grew into passion. What a gift.
That is my wish for all of us this year.
May all of our days be filled with get to(s).
Life is too short to have to do anything.
Chase your dreams and embrace it all!
Happy New Year my friends!
P.S. We get to work at the shoppe this weekend, come see us!