Why Not Yes? by Mary Jo Oxrieder - Fine Art Print
Fine Art Print - Image size is: 8" X 10", backed & sleeved.
Fine art prints and cards of Mary Jo Oxrieder's original watercolor & Ink/mixed media paintings.
Story: I have one of those minds that automatically says, “NO!” to everything. I may not say it out loud, but if someone asks me to come to dinner, go to a movie, go play, I say “No Way” in my mind immediately. Too much trouble, leave me alone, I’ve got other things to do. I began to wonder if I won the Lottery if I’d be annoyed at having to make the trip to the State Office to collect my check! And then another thought… what if I said ‘YES!’ instead? What might happen? Oh, sure, my mind did back flips and side lunges at the very notion of being so … so … so CRAZY. So open, so FORWARD. Certainly doom and death would come of it. But I was persistent and tough. While my mind shouted NO!, in my head, I said out loud, “Yes! I’d love to.” Sure, I can’t always actually do everything, but I consider the possibility. I became aware of how many lovely invitations moved through my day. I recovered my young adventuresome Self. The richness of my days deepened and expanded. Eventually I said, “YES!” to my True Love, to living where I most wanted to live, to doing the work of my heart.
So… why not “Yes!”?
All artwork by Mary Jo Oxrieder is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form with out written permission from the artist.