Theme for 2017: The Year of Yes!
MY YEAR OF YES
December Minister’s Message
Oh my, what a year this has been! And only one short month left to say “YES!” to everything that is calling your name. The inspiration for our yearly theme came from Shonda Rhimes, who realized that she had fallen into a habit of automatically saying “No” to new things, even to things she used to enjoy. And so, like us, she spent a year practicing saying yes – yes to things that scared her, that challenged her, that opened her.
There is no doubt that “Yes” is a tool that creates an opening in the mundane for freshness, opportunity and adventure. I hope that even as this year winds to a close, the ability to catch the moment when “Yes” is your answer to growth – that you say it with gusto!
And what lies ahead? No doubt a new year of living generously!
Winter blessings to you and yours!
“Yes to everything scary.
Yes to everything that takes me out of my comfort zone.
Yes to everything that feels like it might be crazy.
Yes to everything that feels out of character.
Yes to everything that feels goofy.
Yes to everything.
Speak. Speak NOW.”
“Yes,” I say. “Yes”
― Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person