Yay All Day
is a fizzy and sugary anthem of delight for those who believe humans are more creative, more kind, and more powerful than all the problems they face. It’s a belief in the power of positivity, and--let’s be real--positivity takes guts.
Guts is looking a scary problem in the eye and seeing possibility. Guts is watching the world crumble and calling it progress.
It isn’t delusional to smile at thunderclouds; there really is a rainbow hiding in there! Just like it isn’t crazy to choose optimism in the face of hardship; there really is opportunity hiding in there. Current research tells us that optimists are the most resilient people, meaning that the tough times don’t bury them--they bounce back and actually feel more good feelings than those who can’t find meaning in the obstacle. In fact, just reading about positive things energizes us and makes us happier!
For any positivity-parched soul, this book is a thirst quencher.
When you need an infusion of hope, turn to these refreshing stories, which highlight how people use their brilliance and flair, their brains and their gumption, to spark light and hope in the lives of others. The stories celebrate simple ways to overcome adversity with silliness, sweetness, and sass. And take heart from the power of stories that prove we all have something to give.
Use the journal pages to explore all your emotions. Write about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome. Transform anything you don’t like into something you do. Take what excites you and see if there’s a way to have more of it in your life. Let the good news stories inspire you to leave your own special fingerprint on someone else’s life. Someone else could be a person, an animal, a honeybee, or a rain forest. That’s for you to decide.
Copyright © 2021 by Asha Myers; Illustrated by Courtney Cook. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.