Happy new year? Yes please.

To start 2016, I thought I’d share some wise words from Amy Poehler. Here’s a tiny excerpt from her book, Yes Please, which I’m reading (and loving) now (emphases my own):

It’s called Yes Please because it is the constant struggle 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. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman. It’s also a title I can tell my kids. I like when they say “Yes please” because most people are rude and nice manners are the secret keys to the universe.

Thank you for reading. Have a great 2016!

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