Thursday, January 15, 2015

Start New Year off Right

Say "Sure" More

My new favorite word is sure. When someone asks me to do something, I say "sure". Go somewhere with them? "Sure."

At the holidays, my younger son wanted to bake cookies. Now we had a lot going on in those few days and it was really hectic here, the kitchen was already a mess, but I said "sure, let's do it."  Turned out to be great cookies too.

Now that certainly wasn't a world-changing decision, but I think as we get older it becomes easier and easier to say "no" to things. Things like driving into the nearby city, maybe taking in a show, going to a ballgame in a new-to-us stadium -- all in all stepping out of our comfort zones. I feel that Boomers have to be vigilant to not let "no"  or "not this time" become our words of choice.

Being open to new things and easy going once you get there are hallmarks of younger people. Why should they have all the fun?

Do something new and challenging this winter. If someone asks you to do something, say "sure" and get ready to enjoy yourself.

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