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That’s What She Said: Yes! #TWSS

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Week 3 Feb

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This month's quote

 

TWSS: Say YES & You'll Figure IT Out Afterwards- Tina Fey

 

Do you come from a place of yes?  Sometimes YES opens up new doors and sometimes… 

Oh dear, where do I begin?  This may become just me rambling on, I will go ahead and apologize in advance.  I am working-out my thoughts here, because I love “yes” but eh…

So, yes, I would say I usually come from a place of “yes”.  I am kind of a people-pleaser. I want to make people happy.  I want to make people laugh. I want to make things easier for others.  I have been known to let others dump their problems on me like I am a late night bartender pouring continuous shots of cheap tequila. I have also been a coat rack, the comfy couch, the warm hug, the go-to and the cheerleader.

Sometimes “yes” is wonderful. And sometimes “yes” is mistaken for weakness.  People see your “yes” and they will try to raise it.  What else can they get from your willingness to do for others?

Although yes/kindness can be confused for weakness, I will never stop. My heart will always be set in the mantra that; we are all fighting our own battle, we are a community.  I want to lead with my heart.

The Fault in Our Stars

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world… but you do have some say in who hurts you.  I like my choices.”- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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There is great power in YES: there is the ability to lend a hand, to take a leap of faith, and create new bonds.  “Yes” has brought me many great opportunities that “NO” would have never bestowed. Yes, has got me this far.  Look how far “yes” has taken Tina Fey. “YES” will take me where I want to be.

I am going to do a better job at saying YES to myself.  If there is anyone who deserves my attention, it is me.  I have decided that I will do more for me, I deserve it. Yes, I will be brave and I will take chances.  I will figure it all out afterwards, until then…..

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Next Week's Quote

 

TWSS: Rosa Parks- Never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right!

 

Next week we want to know: What have you done right lately? Or how does this quote inspire you?

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28 thoughts on “That’s What She Said: Yes! #TWSS”

  1. I couldn’t agree more! There is POWER in saying yes. It is not a weakness but a gift. It took me awhile to realize that. It also took me awhile to realize that while I do come from a place of yes, it is also ok to say no every now and then. Thank YOU for being my comfy couch, my cheerleader, my late night bartender. Your ability to love and listen and say yes is such a gift to me! XO

  2. Yes to saying yes to yourself more often. And being brave. Though I don’t completely agree with the line from TFIOS. Sometimes people hurt us whether we decide they can hurt us or not because our emotions are stronger than our intellect. Nevertheless, we can decide WHAT we do with that hurt.

    1. I like your position it makes complete sense to me. Perhaps, that’s why Green said we have “some” say. If we could dictate who hurts us, well then, I guess we would all walk around with smiles, because I would omit the hurt! 🙂
      I love your statement “we can decide what to do with the hurt” I usually let it fuel me to move on and upward. I have come alooooong way 🙂
      XOXO

  3. Saying yes definitely opens many doors. I completely agree with that.
    You’re such a positive person, that’s a great quality to have!!
    Thanks for another great quote, can’t wait till next week!!

  4. There are so many times I have said yes that I am glad that I have. And the times that they didn’t work out — well, I learned some valuable lessons from them. As my husband as always says, you usually regret what you didn’t do versus what you did do.

    1. I love that: “You usually regret what you didn’t do versus what you did do.” I don’t want regrets. I finally started the Die Empty book I got from Mia, and OH MY GOODNESS!!!- I seriously need to say YES waaaayyy more.. to me (& my dreams).
      XOXO

  5. Yes for me is easy, and then I get stressed out and overwhelmed because I say it too much. For me, it’s much harder to speak up for myself and say no. I’m working really hard to strike that balance. But I totally get what you are saying – to be open for possibilities and get out there and kick butt and take names. 🙂 I hope your YES takes you to great places, my friend, you deserve it!

  6. I think I can be a people pleaser too. Sometimes I even find myself doing it at home too. I want everyone to feel comfortable or I say, Let me do it. It’s definitely not helping anyone in the long road because I end up getting frustrated and resentful. Meanwhile I do it to myself! Something else to work on!

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