Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I want to say YES more often

It's amazing how a little free time can give one an opportunity to think and reflect.  I want to say YES to opportunities and people more often.  I am cheap with myself.  I say NO to myself much to much.  And, I'm starting to notice I don't like it.

I said NO to myself when I booked the hotel room we are staying in.  In a joking way I showed you the view we have from the window in our room.  See below.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining.  I'm having a wonderful time.  I'm just thinking I should say YES to people (like my husband and son and co-workers and friends and people in general) and say YES to myself.  I want to be that girl.  I want to be the generous girl.  I want to be known as a person with a generous spirit.  I think I would have an easier time being generous with others if I treated myself with the same generous spirit.  I don't know where this cheapness came from.  Maybe it came from my upbringing?  Maybe it's in my genes?  I don't know, but I want it OUT of me.  I'm ready to open my arms and allow myself to give and receive.  I think this is going to change my life.  If I would have said YES to myself this would have been the view from my hotel room.  See below.

I could go on and on about the deeper thinking involved in this peradigm shift, but I won't do this now.  The biggest thing I want to share is that this is NOT about greed or a desire to HAVE things.  This is about being generous with others and myself.  Thanks for letting me share.

Thanks for all the guesses on my vaca location.  Betty's A1A Cafe is indeed in Ormond Beach, FL.  I, however, am not staying in Ormond Beach.  But, I'm very close. 


  1. oh you were fooling us...misdirection...not nice...smiles. just dont over say yes...but i get what you are saying...

  2. I'm very much the same way. And, I don't like it, either.

  3. I've spent the last 15 months analyzing myself. I know what you're saying sometime you need to admit changes need to be made for a healthier you. xo

  4. Sorry for the misdirection, but I just said I ate there, not stayed there. I'd drive a long way for Betty's.

  5. um...i meant a part of your goal. : )

  6. FlowerpowermommaMay 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    pondering your thoughts. My first response is.."I must do the opposite..and start saying no to somethings." but when I read the complete blog, I see that saying yes to self care is parat of your goal. its a good one.

  7. You're growing up :) You deserve to say "yes" to you once in awhile...go for it!


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