No is one of the easiest words to say. I find myself saying no to plans all the time, plans that I actually want to participate in. We all do it. We make plans to go out to dinner with a few friends and then find a reason to cancel last minute. Now, I'm not saying that it happens every single time, but it does happen. When it comes to dinner I am the Queen of No. "Lets go here", 'No", "Lets eat this", "Nah", "Well what about so and so", "I don't think so". I can't say what I want to eat, because I don't know, but I can list about 20 things that I don't want. So I wanted to try something last weekend, I wanted to say yes. Yes to anything and everything, and I told no one. I wanted to see what would happen over the course of 2 and a half days (I started the experiment after I got of work Friday) if I said yes to it all.
First, I got a large coffee when Stephen and I went to Starbucks. I always get a medium, but he still asks if I want a large. I also got whipped cream on my coffee and tried one of their new Holiday Drinks, which is now my new favorite.
Then I bought a new pair of shoes, which were super cute to me, but everyone else thought they were uglier than sin. But, when my husband asked me, "well do you like them?", I said yes, and bought them.
On Saturday I went to my parents' house and we went to a craft fair. Totally unplanned, my mom texted me asking what my plans were, and I told her I hadn't made any yet, she invited me up, I said yes and when I got there she asked if I wanted to go to the craft fair. I bought Flossy by Yard Buzzard (check her out on my Instagram, she's pretty cool).
I then came home and dinner was a breeze! Stephen asked if I wanted Logan's for a steak, and I of course said yes. It was simple, no arguments, no back and forth, no driving around Summerville for an hour.
Then we get home, and Stephen asked if I wanted to take a bath, and you know what I said? You guessed it; Y.E.S!
It was a nice weekend. We didn't bicker, I tried new things, I did things I would normally deny myself of (whipped cream & spending money on stuff I don't need). Now I am trying to make a conscious effort to say yes more often. No is too easy, we have to work for yes, but aren't the best things in life those that we work for?