Many people use the start of a new year as an opportunity to decide on personal changes.  I consciously avoid making resolutions at that time, preferring to make incremental adjustments throughout the year.  And a consistent theme of those adjustments as I’ve gotten older is to say ‘yes’ more often.  Ray Bradbury stated, “If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or,”I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”   I don’t know about “off the cliff all the time”, but I’ll jump from rock to rock shouting “yes!”

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