A little over a week ago, I spoke on the power of “no” and what it is doing in my life.

I also spoke on the power of “yes” briefly, but noted that I hadn’t found the pieces that encompass the “yes” items in my life.

I had a small moment of realization this morning during my reflection time.

My “yes” items often align with my “no” items, but they are framed differently.

For example, if I say “no” to buying a junk food item at the grocery store, it is also saying “yes” to being conscious of my health.

I find often that it is easier for me to say “no” than it is to say “yes”.

Saying “no” in my mind means getting rid of something. Tossing away bad habits, stress, etc.

Saying “yes” in my mind often means adding something, learning something new, dealing with MORE.

Although that “yes” is inherently a good thing, it comes across with a fear of change and adjustment.

The “yes” and “no” items both require work, but it feels easier to dispose an item from a plate than to add upon a plate that already feels full.

However, I want to toss that fear aside.

I want to say “yes” to the pieces that align with my “no” items.

No matter what side of my health that I am looking out for, I want my “yes” items to fill my plate with hope.

A plate full of hope that each of these items will help me each and every day.

That’s all I can ask for – filling my plate with “yes” items that are helpful, and removing “no” items that are hurtful.

2/21/2023 brought reflection on “no”

3/4/2023 brought reflection on “yes”

My hope is that 3/5/2023 (and every day following) provides word #2 of this sentence.


“I believe a few words can change your day and your life.”

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