I’m not a big Jim Carey fan — his kind of humor is a little over-the-top for my tastes. But his latest movie “Yes Man” wasn’t quite as overbearing as some of his other movies. It’s similar to “Liar Liar” where Carey plays a dad who lies all the time, and when his son wishes that his dad couldn’t tell lies and he can’t. In “Yes Man” he chooses to say “yes” to every question and every opportunity that he is offered.
Without spoiling too much of the movie, the moral of the story is that it’s good to say “yes” and to put yourself out there, take chances, etc. BUT within reason and without being stupid. I feel quite silly saying a Jim Carey movie has inspired me, but seriously I like the idea of saying “yes” more because all too often I don’t really have a good reason to say “no.” Our pastor has been saying for years to “put your ‘yes’ on the table” in reference to being willing to say “yes” to whatever God calls you to do. Tell Him “yes” first.
So, yesterday, one of hubby’s female co-workers invited me to a meet and greet lunch with a group of ladies that I don’t know — I barely know the co-worker! I know what hubby has told me about her and we’ve met once. But I said yes! Why not, right?