#BookADay – Year of Yes

January 2

#BOOK-A-DAY – Week 1, Day 2.

This week’s theme? Good Books For the New Year.

Today’s book?

YEAR OF YES: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes.

Inspiring, empowering, fascinating and a great reminder that letting more YES into our lives opens us up to new experiences, new friendships and new opportunities—which could lead to unexpected transformations.

Yes, yes, yes! {love}

The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.

With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.

And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.

Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.

Highly recommend. A really great read anytime, but if you’re looking for some life-changing inspiration as we turn the calendar to a new year, this is an excellent choice.

Buy Shonda’s book and the corresponding journal at Amazon (affiliate links – thank you!):

Shonda Rhimes’ page @Amazon   |   Buy YEAR OF YES

Book-A-Day 2019 Week 1:

Day 1  –  Happy New Year, Happy Reading

Buy the Book:  Gratitude: A Book of Inspirational Thoughts & Quotes by Susan Branch