I will admit to you that I have been feeling my life is way too full.
I have often said, and truthfully felt, that “it’s all good” and I do not mean to ever complain about the abundance in my life. Ever the optimist, I think our blessings need to be looked at as the blessings they are, and I do believe we need to get better at seeing the beauty in what may be around us.
That said, I have also found I all-too-quickly adopt the “learning to say no” philosophy in my more challenged moments, feeling the stretch of too much getting stuffed into small spaces. I know I do so within a sense of responsibility, a very strong personal value for me, for I loathe to be tasked with expectations I know I cannot fulfill exceptionally well. ‘Good enough’ is not a concept I have ever been comfortable with.
A few days ago, someone in our Ho‘ohana Community challenged me on that thinking, telling me about a humorous book written on the grand adventures a person can have when all they ever say is “yes!” From what I understand, the book (sorry, but the name of it escapes me now) is a comedic parody of the idea, but still, I can’t stop thinking about it.
If we say “yes” more often, and not to everything, but to all the things which sound like fabulously wonderful ideas at the time, versus, “I’d love to, really, but I just can’t right now,” would there be a natural selection which happens, one where we learn to focus on what the best of the best happens to be, or what we were meant to appreciate more than we do?
Hmmm” I wonder.