affirmative, all right, amen , aye, beyond adoubt, by all means, certainly, definitely, evenso, exactly, fine, gladly, good, good enough, granted, indubitably, just so, most assuredly, naturally, of course, okay, positively, precisely, sure thing, surely, true, undoubtedly, unquestionably, very well, willingly, without fail, yea, yep, youbetcha, yes.
question: have you found the thing that you feel this way about?
that really is the first step in a suc'yes'full (bennifers, i can't stop) yes experience. before you can say it, before you can keep it, before you can look back and see how long were were being prepared to be in a place where you'd know what do to with it... you have to find it.
i think it helps to look at other's people's. mine is adoption. yours most likely won't be. or it could. whatever. that's not the point. the point is that it's yours. not everyone understands my yes. read more about that here and try not to fall in love with my friend, meesa. i dare you. i digress. not everyone understands it because it's mine. my dream. my north. and while we're looking around taking in other's people's yeses, let's try to remember to support one another. unless they are jeffrey dahmer. then don't support them. pretty sure that's the law.
put your search out in to the universe and see what happens. ask people.
you: "have you seen my yes?"
the rest of the universe: "what a whack job..." (nervously grabbing a hold of their kid's hands and pulling them away from you)
or maybe don't. people will think you've lost your marbles. my point is, just put it out there. try different things. go for a hike without your ipod. volunteer with big brothers big sisters. run a 5k that raises money for cancer research. cook a meal for someone that could use a little extra help lately. go in search of your yes.
what's the worst that can happen? you find a bunch of no's instead?
well, guess what no's are? affirmation that they aren't your yes. how many jobs have you worked until you found the right one? how many houses did you look at before you finally made an offer? how many people did you date until you found the one you should be with? i bet the answer is a lot. mine sure was. but as far as the dating world goes not like in a 'man, that girl gets around' way (fingers crossed), but enough to learn what i didn't want. enough to know what didn't feel right. enough to say no. and saying no can be a powerful thing too. so for the sake of our yes generation, let's just call the plethora of no's preparatory moments. not wrong turns. not mistakes. not failures. every no just sharpens the end of the arrow so when you hit that yes, you stick.
maybe you said yes to the wrong thing at 22. maybe you're 37 and still haven't said it. either way, we're all just looking.
it's out there.