A wonderful way to enhance your gratitude practice is to start substituting the phrase ‘get to’ for the phrase ‘have to’.
For example, if you wake up and think, “I have to go to work today”, turn it into “I get to go to work today.” Rather than, “I have to drive the kids today”, use “I get to drive the kids today.”
‘Have to’ has a sense of obligation and has an underlying tone of resentment and resistance. ‘Get to’ immediately shifts your focus onto the blessings of whatever your situation is and supports flow and appreciation.
It is a simple, very effective way to embrace all aspects of your day.