I always thought that Nancy Reagan ‘80s anti-drug campaign was idiotically effective. It’s idiotically naive to think that all people in this world can Just Say No, but all the more effective when kids and adults who can Just Do. There’s something very positive about the word “NO” uttered when one is clear-minded, observing his/her boundaries, and has the self-esteem of true self-care, and utilizes the self-care measures available. Then recently, I “accidentally” opened a book right to this amazing and succinct quote (paraphrasing and thanks, Stephen Covey): You are always saying “no” to something. If it isn’t to the apparent, urgent things, it’s probably to the more fundamental, highly important things. Even if the urgent is good, it can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
What do you most often say yes to that would not fall apart, implode or become extinct if you said “NO”? What would make you more comfortable to say “NO” when you more truthfully felt like saying “NO”? — BadWitch
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