I thought about the idea and wondered if it could be implemented in my own life. I’m more apt to say yes than no, which is why I’ve taught myself to say no. It’s been a hard won lesson.
What would happen if I started saying yes again?
“Of course we can play again, Flash. The manuscript can wait, right, boy?”
“Yes, I am interested, Mrs. Chanranderoboiles. Thank you for emailing me from Nigeria. Here’s my bank account information.”
“Yes, I’d love some chocolate chip cookies. Two dozen, please. Oh, and add some of the carrot cake too.”
I’m not sure I’m ready to say yes for one whole day.
The idea, however, does have merit, especially when you think the writer was trying to make himself more open and receptive to his family and to life in general. That’s a great idea. We get so hunkered down in our day to day goals that we don’t look up all that often. When we do it’s to notice that another season has gone by, or another month, another year, and then a lifetime.
A Yes Day would be fun for kids. When I was a little girl I once asked my mother when Children’s Day was. They had Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but when was our turn? I can still remember her answer. “Every day of the year, darling. Children’s Day is every day of the year.”
So how about you? Are you going to try to have a Yes Day? Just for you? Or with your kids/grandkids?