Yes to opportunity.
Yes to plans.
Yes to friendships.
Yes, more often than no.
After having Jack, there was a time when "no" was coming out of my mouth at the speed of sound. "No, we can't do that. No, we can't be there. No, that's not a good idea. No. No. No." It was the only way we could survive. We had to focus on Jack and his health and that's pretty much all we had time (or energy) for.
Today I am feeling the glorious luxury of being able to say YES. Yes to what I want, and most of the time, when I want. Sure, we still live a life governed by Jack's needs, but it has gotten easier. More flexible. Oh how I dreamed of this day.
The ability to say yes? It's freedom.