Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Yes

It seems appropriate for me to be posting this on the birthday I tried to sell on Facebook (no takers though). I know another year is nothing to be so sad about, but it's another year where I haven't managed to accomplish near anything I had wanted to by this age. Not one thing.

Part of the reason is that I spent a lot of years saying No to myself when I should have been saying yes and vice-versa. I did write about the importance of No in an earlier post and this is the flip side of that coin. Saying yes. It's sometimes just as hard as saying no. And more often than not we're saying one when we should be saying the other.

It's a sad state of things when we can't say what we really mean because we're so afraid of what might happen if we were just that little bit more selfish. What would happen? Total anarchy? No I don't think so. I think a few people might be miffed that you are actually trying to live a life that makes you happy, but it's not the end of the world.

Saying no too often can lead to so many regrets, so many missed opportunities. A lot of chances only come once in your life and you really do have to seize them when you can. Don't be afraid or wonder 'what if'. Try saying yes to the world every now and again. Just say it. Take a chance.

I leave you with a song I've always found very motivational. I usually try to have it on most any playlist that I have. It's my reminder that sometimes we just have to say yes.

a link just in case the embedded video doesn't work for you

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! Just think, saying "yes" lets you experience new things! Good or bad, you learn more by trying things so you can make better decisions in the future. Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living,