Saying yes to everything in a day, including things we would prefer not to be happening, is not easy, but it helps us remember that life is made up of both pleasant and unpleasant:
I wash my face with cold water —
not for discipline,
nor the icy, awakening slap,
but to practice
to make the unwanted wanted.
Jane Hirshfield, A Cedary Fragance from Given Sugar, Given Salt