Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why not?

It's her mantra. My dear friend, biz partner & co-author, Bev Bruemmer, aka Bubbles.


Yours truly: Do you think we should create a book about a Moose teaching school bus safety?

Bev: Why not?

YT: Do you think we can just pick up the phone and call a major corporation for sponsorship?

Bev: Why not?

YT: Do you think...

Bev: Why the heck not?!?

You know, she's right. With her why not attitude, in just two years, she's authored two children's books, partnered on a comprehensive school bus safety program, created a joyful journal...and those are only the things I've been involved with!

This after 33 years in public education.

So, at the end of the day, what is it you're questioning, hesitant to do, create, be, request or donate? What about asking that question just one more time, and this time, answer with another question: Why not?


Cindy said...

Sounds like this is the time to say YES! You won't know if you never do it. And anyway, what's the worstthat can happen -- a no? Who cares! That no gets you that much closer to a yes!!!! Go for it.

Diana Black said...

Oh, I sure like the way you think, Cindy!

I used to assume a "no" meant I'd failed in some way. Where did that come from? Like you point out, it means we're that much closer to a "yes!"

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, Cindy.


Mary Cunningham said...

Anytime I need a shot of "positive attitude," I just call Bubbles!