So, Dad is away. That means that we are going up to bath and books about 2 hours earlier each night. Which means we are getting up about an hour earlier each morning. So, we all woke up about 6:00 a.m. this morning. That is actually a good thing as, in recent weeks, we have allowed bed time to go way too late. The first thing I saw in the semi-darkness when I came down the stairs this morning was this:
It’s a bouquet that my daughter picked out at the grocery store yesterday. When she asked to buy it, as she does every time we shop, I said “No. We don’t need flowers right now.” She put them back. I paused a beat and realized that I had no reason to say no. So, I said, “I’m sorry, Molly. Get the flowers. You should never, ever, say no to flowers. Right?” And we bought them.
And when I saw them first thing they, of course, made me smile. The picture does not do them justice. And they actually smell really great too.
Sometimes I say “No” for a good reason. But this wasn’t one of them. Why did I automatically say “No”? Do you ever do that?
More importantly, what can we say “Yes” to today?