This photograph has had a huge impact on me this week. My new friend Catherine Arveseth (who I can't wait to meet someday) wrote a beautiful essay on The Power of Moms called "Say Yes."
Can you guess what she "said yes to" in the photo above?
I've been working on "saying no" lately--so I won't completely overschedule myself and end up as an exhausted tyrant at the end of the day, but Catherine's beautiful essay reminded me that there are lots of things to which I can respond with a big, huge YES!
Usually it's something like, "Can we drink this with a straw?" or "Will you put these shorts on your head and wear them as a hat?" Yesterday we made an extra trip to the store because my girls were DYING to buy little presents for their grandma's birthday (She's got a green teddy bear and some chapstick coming her way).
Saying yes does feel good. It reminds me how exciting the world felt when I was a child and gives me a chance to give my children the experiences they'll remember forever. Thanks, Catherine!