I have the hardest time saying "no".
It is only two letters.
Nothing really groundbreaking about it.
I just can't say it.
It isn't that I could never say it to my kids. That was no problem. You are concerned with their well-being and safety. You have to say no. No other way.
I don't say it outright to my husband, but he gets the idea that there are some things I am not gonna do. Skydiving. Deep sea fishing. Anything that means I have to go into deep water. Well, some boating, maybe.
But, when it comes to organizations to whom I belong: church, writing groups, grandkids.
If I do say no, I have to do so with excuses. You know, the I don't know if I will be in town, I have two other things scheduled. That kind of thing.
When I see something offered for free. Yes is the only answer.
Now, what in the world am I going to do with fifty- five flamingoes? Probably not much. Can't sell them, that's how I got them. The other guy couldn't sell them either.
I write. In case you haven't noticed. And by so doing I get all kinds of offers and encouragements to do things.
A 500 word a day challenge, which I accepted and have done pretty well in honoring.
A Poem A Day challenge, which I accepted and did not do so well on.
One that is coming up and I am thinking about is a blog a day for 26 days.
What I am trying to say here is that just because something is offered to you it is okay to say no.
No explanations, no excuses, nothing. Just no.
No one will give you lashes, or not talk to you, well maybe your boss if you tell him no.
In the realm of daily life you need to decide what you can do and what you cannot do.
Inspect where the offer is coming from and how it will affect your life and decide yes or no.
I accepted the Blog A Day A to Z challenge. Stay tuned and see how I do.
And enjoy your life.