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Say Yes

Yes is such an affirming word and it does appear to be helped along in that area by the "!". Last year on this day, I wrote a post about Saying No to Being a Yes Woman. I was in a different place, struggling to let my authentic voice breathe.




This year I'm in a totally different mind frame. I'm contradicting myself, by asking you to say "Yes." It's okay to let the "yes" be; hang it out, in its perfect form and shape as a concept and a word.




Say:

  1. Yes to increasing your vocabulary
  2. Yes to widening your ways of expressing yourself through that vocabulary
  3. Yes to expression of the affirmative
  4. Yes to the possibilities of language and the many forms of punctuation to frames it

Perhaps all this agreeableness is a result of the fact that I'm writing and blogging more. Through those expressive activities my abilities to embrace, challenge, re-frame, and most of all express, is very affirmative.

So, it's Hump Day. For what reasons would you say Yes! or just a plain old yes. What are you accepting, inviting, nurturing and allowing to take form and shape in your life in the spring of 2015 that is different from 2014?

Interesting concept, yes?





Also "Y"? Yay me. Today is my 200th blog post.


Notes on my Theme:

This post is written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. During this challenge, participating bloggers post once a day, in alphabetical order. This is done 6 days per week. Sundays are off. My theme presents words that are exciting. These words serve as thematic motifs in my writing. My theme also revolves around exclamation points. The words I've chosen to explore can replace or stand alone from the dreaded exclamation point, which writers are urged to avoid.

Comments

  1. Yes is a great affirmation for yourself and your life, but when you're saying yes to other people more than yourself it does the opposite.

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  2. Yes yes yes Stephanie! Yes to all that life has to offer or I to it, even if only a smile or my silent thanks. Yes life gets tough every now and then, but yes to that too ..

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  3. Congrats on your 200th post! I love your take on things to say yes to - I'm much more adventurous for my writing than I am for myself in the real world.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  4. A good list to say yes to. :-)

    Congratulations on your 200th post. That's something to say 'yes' with a fist in the air to.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  5. Congrats on post #200!!! Yes to no longer letting people devalue my writing by telling me I shouldn't charge so much. Poo on them!

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  6. Nice to say yes to so many things.

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  7. I usually hear women should say NO more often. I guess it depends in what way but I like your style to say Yes. I have no idea what changes are happening compared to last year. I have to give that some thought actually. There may be changes and I am not even aware of it

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    1. Maybe it's a good time to think about those things Birgit?

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