Although I’ve had it on my Kindle for the longest time, it was only recently that I read Shonda Rhime’s ‘Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person’. In case you don’t know already, Shonda is the writer of the award winning series, Grey’s Anatomy! I know now why I was drawn to reading the book this year – it was the Universe nudging me towards making 2021 a year of yes!
2021 A Year of Yes
When I talked of the lessons I learned in 2020, I spoke of learning to take care of myself and that often meant saying ‘no’. Just yesterday, we were invited to a birthday party two houses away and I said thank you, but no thank you. My health (and theirs) is too important to have said ‘yes’.
As I read just this morning, ‘sometimes saying no others allows you to say yes to yourself!’
In 2021, I want to start saying ‘yes’ to a lot of ideas, dreams and plans that I’ve been putting off. I want to start daring to put myself out there a lot more. Sometimes, I hesitate to take up things. Or I take them up and abandon them before I’ve really put my heart and soul into it. 2021 is the year that I say a loud ‘Yes’ to me.
“Yes to everything scary.Shonda Rhimes
Yes to everything that takes me out of my comfort zone.
Yes to everything that feels like it might be crazy.
Yes to everything that feels out of character.
Yes to everything that feels goofy.
Yes to everything.
Speak. Speak NOW.
“Yes,” I say. “Yes”
What’s your word of the year for 2021?
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