Yes Please

i love reading the books of the funny ladies. tina, amy, mindy, and i'm still waiting for the queen (kristen wiig) to write her's. i love a good belly laugh and i love straight forward advice about life, which is why i think i connected with ms. poehler's book so much. by no means do i think the woman has it all together, but i do think her snippets pack a powerful punch.

“It’s called Yes Please because it is the constant struggle and often the right answer. Can we figure out what we want, ask for it, and stop talking? Yes please. Is being vulnerable a power position? Yes please. Am I allowed to take up space? Yes please. Would you like to be left alone? Yes please. I love saying “yes” and I love saying “please.” Saying “yes” doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no, and saying “please” doesn’t mean I am waiting for permission. “Yes please” sounds powerful and concise. It’s a response and a request.
— AP

i've been struggling this month. realizing i have a lot more fear and anxiety that i'd like to admit, and trying to figure out how to cast (all) my burdens on Jesus and leave them there. thats the thing about burdens, a lot of the time there are strings attached to us and when we cast them out, we start to walk away, they end up following us still. 

i've been thinking yes please for a few days. yes please to new seasons, yes please, to warm weather, yes please to being stretched and grown. as cheesy as it sounds, (so sorry.) i just want to say yes please to Jesus. he never forces us to grow but i do think he offers it through trials, and when he offers i want my response to also be a request. yes please. make me who you want me to be. i am oh so willing. 

Because what else are we going to do? Say no? Say no to an opportunity that may be slightly out of our comfort zone? Quiet our voice because we are worried it is not perfect?
— AP
Posted on February 28, 2016 .