On the first day of the new year, I found a starving five year old insisting there was nothing to eat. I offered up all sorts of goods-even pancakes, but the only thing this kid wanted was waffles. I had the ingredients, and the waffle iron, but still I cringed for a moment at the extra effort it would take. You know, standing with my tea instead of ensconced in the corner of my couch writing.
And so, I decided to hop on the New Years bandwagon and choose myself a word for 2014. A word so desperately needed and lacking in my day to day vocabulary:
Husband and children, I can hear you snickering! My reputation around here is to say No! No Way! Right away…and then sometimes, after thinking it over, I come around to a well maybe, ok. When did I become such a naysayer?
Anyway, I’m finding, in my limited experience of embracing the yes, that yes is more fun than no. I actually do enjoy taking a chance, stretching beyond edges, making my kid’s simple requests a reality. And I’ve been richly rewarded with:
Hockey, hockey and more hockey.
And simple pleasures shared with my loves.
What are you saying yes to this year?
Starting the new year with Write Alm’s January prompts.