Yes

No changes nothing. Only yes can create change. If you don’t like the way things are in your life right now, you need to say yes to something new, something different. You can quit your job and find a new one. You can leave your spouse and be happier alone. You can survive the loss of a loved one. You can move to the suburbs and plant a garden. Yes, you can.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “yes.”

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

6 thoughts on “Yes”

  1. When you say, “Yes,” you are giving life permission to have its way, even when your mind is screaming, “NO!” Yes is a word of faith, a word that tells the Powers-That-Be they have your trust and you are willing to follow their lead, to whatever end.

  2. For years , she lived in that house
    At the noisy street corner
    where the world converged
    at her doorstep.
    But the noise , the dust
    the hustle and the bustle
    was forbidden inside
    her sterile rooms
    you left it in the hall
    with your shoes and umbrella
    and entered a ghost filled
    red floored house
    dark with remembrances
    and heavy with sorrow
    The window shutters creaked
    as the wind and sun outside
    knocked and sought admittance
    Tired, alone and broke
    one day , she said
    “Yes”
    and the shutters flew open
    and wind sailed right in
    Yes to the sunshine and laughter
    from the street below

  3. “So would you like this or not? Yes or No?” he asked. Uh this could be bad, how do you answer this without offending or misleading. What kind of person ask questions in the manner neither answer is good so I go for the fun answer instead. “yea…nah….ya” I smile at his confusion.

  4. She had learned from the hardships of life not to be so willing to agree to do everything anymore. She had become more discerning in what she was willing to do now. This had brought her to her decision to simplify her life; it had become too complicated and bogged down. She needed time to herself and that’s exactly what she intended to do. She would no longer be a “yes” woman.

  5. A Tale of Two Yeses

    This was it, the moment he’d been waiting for with dreaded anticipation for three years. His palms were sweaty, his stomach preparing to empty itself he got down on one knee.

    “Yes! I will!”

    Today began what was sure to be an agonizing retelling of the events that took place that night. A court clerk stood up, bible in hand, “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help you God?”

    “Yes, I do.”

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