Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Get the yes
"It's called the 'Sino, not Casino. If you lose, it's the 'No."
Oftentimes when I hear the word No come up in a dejected context, a dear friend's encouragement comes to mind. She learned it from her mother and it traveled many miles with her to eventually be a blessing for me as well.
"You already have the No. Go get the Yes."
A simple line, and gently motivating. Of course there are similar quotes we hear from time to time, but that day I shared this one with him. Life itself is a game of chance, ultimately immune to our constructs of systems and goals. Perhaps even those things arise from our innate desire to improve our lot, win once in a while, and sometimes get the yes.