If we don't learn to say no, we stop liking ourselves and the people we always try to please. We may even punish others out of resentment.
When do we say no?
When no is what we really mean.
When we learn to say no, we stop lying. People can trust us, and we can trust ourselves. All sorts of good things happen when we start saying what we mean.
The Language Of Letting Go, Melody Beattie, page 224
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for faith that some day I will be able to say no a little more often, when that's what I need to say
that I'm taking my mother on a road trip tomorrow - to her dentist -- a round-trip of about 60 miles (this ordeal will leave her exhausted)
that in retirement, I stay as busy as if I were still employed (although MC reminded me a few days ago that I have a new employer)
for a newcomer at the noon meeting yesterday; it's always an inspiration to me
that yesterday was Sonny's 65th birthday (he's a 24-year fixture and Ops. Manager of Lambda)
that today's picture has absolutely nothing to do with anything I've written; I just liked it
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.