Day 1792: Yes!

Yes!  It’s another post at the Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.

Yes!  I saw this yes-terday

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and almost said “yes” to writing a post titled “No!”

Yes! I’ve already written Day 1539: The No List which includes interesting quotes about “No.” Yes!  I’ll wait while you read that other post.

Yes! There are also interesting quotes about “Yes!”

Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you. — Eckhart Tolle

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’  — Dalai Lama

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. — Eleanor Roosevelt

A nice person is a ‘yes’ person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn’t afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful. — Miranda Kerr

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. — John C. Maxwell

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. — Mahatma Gandhi

The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.  — Pythagoras

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow. — Stephen Colbert

Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life. — Ian Fleming

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. — e. e. cummings

Yes!  That last  quote is a nice segue to other pictures from yes-terday.

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Would you say “Yes!” to things that are almost funny?   What do you say “Yes!” to, here and now?

Yes! I love YesHere they are, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said “Yes” to them this year:

 

I always say “Yes!” to gratitude.  Thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — yes! —  to you.  Yes, you!

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24 thoughts on “Day 1792: Yes!

  1. Yes, today is rolling along, Ann.

  2. Wow. Love this post. I know I always say that haha. The Ian Fleming quote is probably my favoruite. I don’t have cool quotes, but I do have 8/16 light photos to try and dazzle you with.

  3. You’ve inspired me to say “Yes!” to one of my favorite poems by e.e. cummings, “maggie and milly and molly and may”, in which he says,

    For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
    it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

  4. Yes! The doggie school Katie goes to has those exact “NO!” signs LOL And that seal with braces? That’s kinda scary.

  5. Yes, again a great post from you, Ann 🙂

  6. I always love your beach and water photos. Do you find yourself out walking more, now that you are near the water?

  7. “Um” is a short word, too, often facilitating thought.

  8. Yes yes yes what a bloody great post, I say yes more than no because I don’t like to be negative

  9. Yes is such a pleasant word. The exception being when one is a middle school teacher. When I taught that grade level of students to maintain control and sanity I used the word “No” most frequently…..at least until Christmas.
    -Alan

  10. Yes and no…shortest, most powerful. Pythagoras had it right, Ann.

  11. I say yes to the red kayak. Yes!!!

  12. The ayes have it

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