My New Happy: The Power Of Yes

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Power Of Yes

In this crazy, fast paced, overwhelming world we live in, saying no is often a very good idea.  It's usually at the top of the list if you want to de-stressify, slow down, and find more space.  Sometimes no is what's needed.

But what if we said yes?  What if saying yes opened doors, created opportunities.  What about the power of yes?

Admittedly, I tend to be a "no" person.  It fits perfectly with the "what if's", another of my specialties.  Who knows what will happen if I say yes?  What if it's something scary or bad?  It's seems safer to stay in my comfortable cocoon, right?

And yet...

What if something amazing happened?  What if somebody asked, and I put aside my doubts and fears, and it was exactly what I needed?  In January I promised myself that this would be the year I'd grab the happy and embrace possibility.  No going back now.

The universe answered, with two big questions.  And surprisingly, I said yes.

The first yes was agreeing to be Editor of the Forever Fierce Newsletter, "The Spark".  I had no editorial experience, no idea what I was doing, or how to begin.  But Catherine had faith in me where I had none,  and for the first time in forever I saw what she saw.  

I'm having a blast.  Week after week I'm slowly learning and figuring it out, and I've tapped into a skill set I didn't know I possessed.  I've made so many friends, interviewed amazing women, and gotten back some much needed self confidence.

The second big yes happened last week, and I won't share the details yet, but I'm so excited I've been bouncing off the walls.  It's an opportunity to work with two women that I love, and admire, and want to be like when I grow up.  Except they're younger than me.  But whatever. 

It's the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taking, who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.

--Bette Midler, The Rose

I want to dance, take chances, give, and really, really live. Don't you?

Say yes.


  1. I’m so proud of you! I love when the yeses help our hearts to grow!

  2. And you are the best FF editor for the Spark!! It's shocking to think you'd never done it before. But no fair keeping us hanging on the other thing....I want to know now!! LOL
    Happy dance being done here!!!

    1. Thank you Jodie! Hopefully I can share soon :)!

  3. Ah, the Rose..that was my Grandma's favourite song- I sang it at a singing competition in the mall in Grade 7. Love all your yesses!

    1. It's such a pretty song and I love Bette Midler.

  4. good for you Lana, don't let anything hold you back!

  5. oh my, the work opportunities really are awesome for you! And they should be. I love the power of yes AND the power of no.. and mostly seeing how it feels to use both wisely.
    You rock!

  6. Yay! Glad you have some good news in your world!

  7. I really try to say YES to most things but I’m not always successful. I’m excited that you said Yes to being Editor of “The Spark” That’s exciting, you will be great at editing I’m sure of it. It warms my heart to hear you are really enjoying it. I can’t wait to hear about your second YES! I has to be something GOOD :)
    Enjoy your weekend Lana


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