The year of no

Saying no is one of the hardest things we have to do. We want to please those we love and care about, and sometimes loving someone means saying no, for your good and their good.

This year I’ve had to say no twice (earlier in the year and just a few days ago). To say no in these situations is hard, but needed. I would have to cut myself into pieces, and I would wonder where those pieces are. Pieces of my soul. I’m a whole human being–or trying to be. Cutting out pieces of my dignity and self-respect isn’t the way to achieve that. I want to be the best person I can be–the best worker, the best life-partner, what have you. Trying to achieve something like that isn’t away about saying yes, it’s about saying no, being comfortable with it and being ready for the consequences.



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