“No thank you.”
There probably isn’t a more freeing and, simultaneously, foreign phrase in our vernacular.
This will save us. And we can say it with grace.
Another yes leads to another commitment. Another yes heals immediate pain, but fortunes future frustration. Another yes can become another distraction. Another yes could, even with the best intentions, create another yes or no scenario.
Then there’s no. It can center us, re-align us, and steady the beat of our music which is our divine yes.
In the end I’m not sure if we’re known more by what we say yes to or more by what we say no to, but it appears that more and more yes’s stretch us thinner and thinner and more and more no’s empower us to interact and experience our truest widths and most meaningful depths.
“No thank you.” Try it on for size….