After all that has been said and done, I am saying YES to life.
I didn’t realize how much couch sitting and mulling I had been doing for so long.
I suppose, no judgment. Those were things we had decided to do.
And I had to write and write and write.
And finish a paper and earn a degree I thought defined me.
Today though, after running, it occurred to me that I have been saying, “wait a minute.” Or “not right now.” Or “when he arrives.” Or “I can’t do it.” Or “I don’t want to.” Or an outright, “nope.” Or sometimes, if it were a Yes, it meant “yes to like the uber pleasurable but empty things like bleep-bleep and bleep.” you know what I mean.
Well, my script is changing.
It is Yes from now on.
yes yes yes yes yes.
Yes to everything that is life giving and loving and infinite and wonderful and purposeful.
I am in.
Present. Completely engaged. Humbled. Awed.
I am saying yes to me.
the goldmedalist me.
the prodigal daughter has returned.
grateful slice: choosing yes.