The Power of Yes!

This is the second time this year that I’ve had the privilege of being a contributing author to a Chicken Soup book! Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes!  released yesterday, August 14, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Miracle of Love released in June. In years past, I have contributed to a half-dozen other books as well as others.

My latest contribution is called “Empty No More” and it’s just one of a hundred inspiring stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! They are stories about people who have tried new things and ended up energized or blessed or changed because they’ve said “yes” to something new whether a new experience, place, or whatever.

We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say “no” to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we often end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes”. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world.

For me, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone when my ex left and I had to supplement my income by renting out empty rooms to single, young women. It changed my life and expanded my world. Today, several of my former roommates live around the globe and are still dear friends. We’ve been a part of each others weddings, births, challenges, and more. Saying “yes” to roommates became a place of healing, hope, and friendship.

I hope you will consider checking out Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! today. You’ll read stories that just might inspire you to find the hope and strength to say “yes” to your own new adventures.

Mark Twain said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.”

How can you find “the power of yes” in your life? I’d love to know.




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