Blessed Annunciation to all. I hope that we can all continue to learn how to say "yes" to God's will during this day of celebrating Mary's fiat.
We must remember though, that a "yes" to God is a "yes" to all that His will entails. It isn't just for the good things and those things that we want. It is saying to God that we will accept His Divine Providence in each and every circumstance in our lives.
Mary's affirmation of love, which was preceded by God's gift of grace to empower her to abandon herself to His will, led not only to the beautiful birth of God's only Son. It also led to his suffering and death. Mary said "yes" to it all.
May we have such courage.