No Thank You: Our Saving Grace

“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….

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5 thoughts on “No Thank You: Our Saving Grace

  1. debyost says:

    Beautiful message Ashton! Good luck at Inman and have fun at Hamilton. Watched the 60 Minutes segment. Awesome choice! Love and hugs!

    Debbie Yost, Broker/Owner, CLHMS CRS CNE CDPE CIAS GRI SFR CPC, Feng Shui Certified Realtor , Wall Street Journal Top 250 US Teams Yost Realty Group at RE/MAX Casa Grande 317 E. Cottonwood Lane, Suite C, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 | | T: 520.836.1717 F: 520.836.1177


  2. Lane Landes says:

    This is the best thing I have read in a long time. My wife and I set together with our kids in the living room tonight and read this together. It was a good reminder that saying “no thank you” can also build stronger families.

  3. Dell says:

    Just spoke to a colleague about saying no, Then sat down to find your post…. I’ll forward immediately!

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