Y is for Yes


“No!” Oh, my!  I meant to say, “Yes!”

Actually, what I really meant to say is that I am, indeed, glad to have said, Yes!” to this A to Z in April Blogging Challenge.

I started the challenge nearly a week later than its April 1st kick-off.

I did not often want to write each day, so I said, “No!” and chose to go for several days without writing.

But there are days that “Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!”  provided me four times the material to make up for those days that I could not think of anything worthy to write.

Life is a bit like that, I think.

Sometimes, there are days when we just do not want to engage.

We don’t want to get up out of bed.  We want to be alone.  Not shower or get dressed. Sit in front of the television with a bucket of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Veg out.

Yet, we live to see another day.

Other days, we become like the Energizer bunny, accomplishing more than we knew we needed to accomplish.

We get up at 4:30 a.m. to meditate.  Hit the treadmill by 5:00 a.m. Shower at 5:30. Dressed, makeup on, and making breakfast for your spouse and the kids by 6:00. Eat, clean up the kitchen, make lunches, put the crockpot dinner meal together and turn to low, and we’re out the door to get the kids to the school bus, drop the dry cleaning off, and get on the road to work for the 7:30 a.m. meeting across town.

We leave work by 5:00 p.m. to pick up the kids from school and drop them off for soccer practice, pick up the clothes at the cleaners, before we make our way to yoga class, pick the kids up from soccer practice, get home, help the kids with homework, check email, finish up with work project, have dinner on the table when your sweetie gets home and….

Well, you catch my drift.

There are times when we have have incredible energy to accomplish much.  There are also times when we need to step back and not have to “do” anything.

Both are part of living life.

When we choose to do the things we feel are appropriate at the time, we are not really saying “no.”  By making a choice, we are saying “yes.”

“Yes!” to life.

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” ― Eckhart Tolle

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