There’s the Yes to experience.
The Yes to indulgence, and on the other side of the spectrum.
There’s the Yes to responsibility.
When I first announced my week of Yes, some people suggested this would be a good time for the kids to ask for a dog. They were right, because that’s a Yes to experience. Somehow the Yes to experience feels like the younger, more carefree person I used to be.
Someone else suggested it would be a good time to eat all the candy I've been raking in through my check mark system
And then there was the final suggestion.
The one that I had to stop and think about. What if someone asked me to do something big, something like run the school auction? In the spirit of Yes week, would I need to say Yes?
Adding another thing to my ever-growing list of chores seemed anti-Yes, so I did what all good spin artists do: I simply reframed the issue.
If I said Yes to an additional responsibility well within my comfort zone, wouldn't I actually be saying No to learning something new? Of course I would!
With my conscience clear as to the third type of Yes, I had to backtrack to the second kind of Yes. The Yes to indulgence.
Of course, there are all kinds of indulgences, but the one that came to my mind, a week before Thanksgiving, was the eating kind. Could I, should I, say Yes to caloric free-for-all? Is that in the spirit of saying Yes?
Next week The Fulfillment Project tackles a weighty issue.