Say YES!

Day 139 of #LiveWell2017

Day 139 Say yes

Last weekend at Wanderlust108, MC Yogi warmed us up for the 5K and, later, for the yoga session. During both warmups his positive attitude and enthusiasm were infectious. But the one thing he did that stuck with me most was a small, quiet gesture at the end of each of his sessions. He asked us to put our hand in the air, make a fist, and then pull it down to our hearts while saying YES.

That small movement, combined with the exhaled whisper of YES instantly made me smile and think “I can do this”! Try it. Raise your hand in the air, make a fist, and then pull it down to your heart and whisper YES out loud.  Hold that “S” sound. Smile.

Don’t you feel energized? Ready to go? Happy? Positive?

The power of yes. It transforms us, empowers us. Saying yes makes life richer. It also opens us up to others, signaling interest and respect. Saying yes, stretches our limits and gives us the opportunity to grow.

I’ve done things in this life that, as an 18-year-old on the verge of adulthood, I never, ever could have imagined I’d do – all because I said YES! It’s a perfect, positive way to start each day. Raise that hand, take a deep breath, make a fist, pull it down and say YES!

Say yes to living life well, to creating goodness, to helping others, to being a positive force in the world. Let’s do this!

What will you say YES to today?


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