Our wounded world can be healed
If we look to where the YES is revealed
It’s in the flight of the flock that’s turning
In desire that keeps on burning
It’s in the running rivers flow
It’s in the bud that breaks through the snow
It’s in this heart beating in our chests
Don’t you want to say YES, say YES, say YES
—Laura Zucker from Say Yes
There’s so much we have to say No to right now. It’s easy to focus on all that’s going wrong, that we don’t have control over and that we can’t do at the moment. This song by Laura Zucker invites us to see past those to the bright spots where we can feel connected to a greater purpose.
This greater purpose can be a sense of connection to the physical world, to a higher power, and/or to a personal vision of who we want to be in the present and future. Being connected in this way implies that we have choice; we get to choose how to respond to what happens around us. One choice is to focus on the dark clouds. Another is to see the blessings and opportunities. When we focus on blessings, we feel gratitude for what we have. Gratitude naturally leads to generosity and sharing those gifts.
Today, I am saying yes! to finding more ways to help and connect with people, challenging myself to become more tech savvy (or at least less of a technophobe), and walking outside to move my body and notice signs of spring. What will you say yes to?