Do You Really Have To?

How many times have you heard someone say; “I have to do this or that”?  If you’re like me, you hear it often.  What does it mean to say; “I  have to?”  It infers you have no choice,  that you are a victim.  You do have a choice.  When you recognize that you do have a choice you free yourself.  In reality our choices do come with consequences.  So when you hear someone say; “I have to pay my taxes,” the truth is; “No, you do not.”  You, in fact choose to pay your taxes rather than accept the consequence.  Accept responsibility for your choices.  Recognize your choices.  The truth of the matter is there is only one thing in this life over which we have no choice.  And it is that as long as you inhabit a body you “have to” take up space.  So next time you are tempted to say; “I have to“, stop for just a minute and recognize you choose to do it.  Replace “have to” with “I want to”.  Because that is the truth of it.

For now Earlynn’s Just Sayin’


About Earlynn

Earlynn is a spunky mother, grandmother and yes, even a great grandmother. I have always been drawn to things spiritual from the time I was very young. Over the years I have read, studied and prayed that God would use me to bring comfort to troubled minds. That is my purpose more than anything else, but along the way I have also lived a very happy life. I love my family....5 children, 5 inlaws, 18 grandkids and four great grandkids. I am a master cake decorator, I love gardening, I am passionate about health and nutrition. I love parties and gatherings of family and friends. I love cooking and at least twice each year I host dinner for 50. I love writing, teaching and public speaking. I love my sweetheart. We met when we were only 10 years old and will soon celebrate our 50th anniversary. Everything I do is centered on my spiritual beliefs and I know love is the answer to all of life's problems. Join me on my web site as we explore many ideas, laugh a little and love a lot.
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One Response to Do You Really Have To?

  1. Jenny Thompson says:

    I love it! Everything is a choice 🙂

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