Embracing the “Yes”

I just returned from a four day weekend visiting a friend in Denver, CO. Later this week I will share some photos I took during the trip which creatively inspired me.

I just wanted to share in this quick post the latest nonfiction audiobook I have started – Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes.

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As you probably know, Shonda Rhimes is the creator and producer of TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.  A couple months ago I watched her TED Talk: My year of saying yes to everything, and I found it deeply inspirational.

I am early in the audiobook and I am enjoying it; and it is read by the author (I love when audiobooks are read by the author!).

So far 2016 has been a year of serendipitous opportunities for me artistically and I am glad I keep going against my natural instinct to say “no, thank you” and instead say “yes, thank you”!

The book opens with a quote from Maya Angelou:

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”

 

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5 thoughts on “Embracing the “Yes”

  1. marthaginn says:

    Thanks for the recommendation; I will check my library for this audiobook. Yesterday I attended a workshop called Embracing the Arts as a Means of Grace led by an Episcopal priest, who showed and related fine art to Grace, a writer discussing the power of words, and a dancer who showed how movement can be a spiritual connection or prayer. This was followed by a soprano who was sometimes accompanied by the dancer–all very inspirational! Lots of food for thought.

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