Just Say Yes!

The nice folks at skirt sent me a 2010 calendar. (I have no idea why, but it was very kind of them. Thank you, skirt! people!) I was idly flipping through it this morning, pretending for just a minute that I don’t have a to-do list a mile long, and this lovely bit of prose jumped out at me.

Let each finish line be a fresh start.
Let there always be one more race to be run…
one more rung to reach…
the next novel waiting to be written…
a career change to be dared…
a higher mountain to climb…
Unexpected Love waiting to walk into your life…
dance steps to be learned…
the most daring adventure still to plan…
another painting waiting on the palette.

Let every safe harbor be a place to rest up, not rest on your laurels,
before you set off again for unknown jeopardy and joy.
Broken heart? Turn it into a happy beginning.
Layoffs looming? Start working your resume.
Empty nest? Try your own wings.
Sign up for Yes! instead of hanging on to yesterday.
Yes! to the blind date, the scary new job in another city, the next level of yoga.

Ready, Set, Yes!

You see why I’m so happy with the skirt! people.

I’ve had so many changes in my life over the past few years, but most of them were positive, largely because I learned to say Yes! to life, every single day. To give myself permission to be successful, to change, to grow. I plan to do it again next year, too, and I hope you’ll join me. Paraphrasing from the calendar this time: We might flop or we might fly, but we might as well try.

Skirt! also sent me a pen, on which I just noticed this quote: Set your alarm for good times.

Oh yes, 2010 is going to be one awesome year!

For now, I’m going to say Yes! to a 30-minute nap! The to-do list will still be there when I wake up. :)

0 thoughts on “Just Say Yes!

  1. awesome! love the sentiment. being open to what life has in store for us is the best way to approach each day, i totally agree.

    have a fab day and a merry christmas,

  2. I saw your blog listed in a magazine the other day and now I can't remember which one. It was at my sister in laws. Pretty cool to see mention of you and I've already been reading your blog for a while. Neat!

  3. So many times when we are overweight it's easier to say "no" and miss out on life and the experiences we could be having. Saying "yes" is great advice!

  4. I absolutely love this! It's definitely something I'm going to reprint and post at my desk so that I can be reminded of it throughout 2010. Thanks for sharing it!

  5. Happy Holidays Cammy!

    You continue to be an inspiration and I personally am so excited about the opportunity to start off another year :)

    Thank you!

  6. I definitely am saying Yes! to 2010. And good riddance to 2009. Happy Holidays to you! 😉

  7. Wow! This is such a wonderful and optimistic post. Yes! to living life to the fullest. Happy Holidays!
    – Kaith