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tales of something simple - “i come from a place…of yes”

i believe

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

all types of chaos

"i come from a place...of yes"

An infamous line of Bethanny Frankel.  Never more true.  I am living by this line…by saying “yes.”  We spend a lot of time fighting pleasure in life by doing things that aren’t so pleasurable…skipping the hot fudge on the ice cream, lying about how we really feel just so we don’t have to talk about it, declining politely when a coworker runs out to grab a snack and asks if you want something.  We come from a place of “do it all and do it all now and do it by yourself.”  At least I do.  But I am learning, fairly quickly, that “yes” is a lot more fun, and productive, than saying “no.”

For example.  I visted a gal pal of mine yesterday and she asked if I wanted something to eat.  I said “no.”  She offered me something else.  I said “no.”  She then offered me a peach.  “Yes.”  Even better, the mom she is then asked me “do you want it sliced?”  Now I don’t need someone to cut up my food.  I don’t even need my peach sliced.  However, I worked all day, had little sleep the night before and was hungry.  And god damnit, I wanted a sliced peach.  So…I let her pit and perfectly slice me a piece.  Best part?  I didn’t feel guilty that I said yes.  She offered, gladly, and I accepted.

My Mom offered me homemade macaroni and cheese the other night…I was tired, it was late, and standing on my feet a second longer put me in a place of “no.”  But imagine the meal we would have had!  Lunch would have been done the next day…Brian would have been fed that night.  And I missed out.

Brian suggested that our duvet cover made us look like dirty squatters.  I agreed.  We have had this conversation many times.  This time?  I bought a whole new set and now we look like grown ups.

I am working on being a healthier person.  My dietitian suggests I eat things I’ve never tried or might not like?  I say yes. I do, I experience…I open my world up a little more which gives me the ability to potentially have a little more somethin’-somethin’ in my life that is happy.

My girlfriend at work texts me at 7:45am and asks what coffee I want for the second day in a row?  The answer?  Always yes.

Why fight what you need?  Why go against getting what you love?  Letting others do good for you inspires you to do good for others.

Sometimes…saying “yes” is just that easy.

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