So much of my life in the past was dedicated to saying NO. Due to budgetary and/or JD’s OCD-related issues, the default response to almost everything was NO. Sometimes, after consideration, the answer could be changed to YES, but mostly NO was the only response possible.
Now that I am widowed and without dependents or even a pet at the moment, I have decided the default answer to everything is YES.
YES, I would love to accompany you on a trip halfway around the world.
YES, I am available to meet with you at such-and-such a time.
YES, I would love to donate time and effort to this cause.
YES, please book me for this adventure.
YES, I can leave straight from work. See you soon.
YES, please come on over!
To facilitate my new default response, I have significantly upped the monthly contribution to my automatic savings plan. There should always be enough tucked away for a YES, without thought or hesitation.
YES, YES, YES! I can’t get enough of this word. 🙂
What is your default response to out-of-the-blue invitations or changes in plans?