"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Too many times I have allowed things into my life that really stress me..........now it is time for me to say

no trying to explain, no excuses..........just " NO"
Every day, the world will grab you by the hand,
yelling  "This is important! And this important! 
You need to worry about this! And this! And this!"
And each day it's up to you 
to yank your hand back, 
put it on your heart and say,
"No. This is what's important."
                                                                                                    Ian Thomas
How about you?
Ever felt this way?


Faith said...

I like this, is resonates with me. Not everything can be important, putting that label on everything makes it less so when the real thing comes along.

Connie said...

Yes, I've felt this way at times. Times like this, it is important to stand your ground and protect your own priorities, time, and sanity.

happyone said...

I have learned to say no after many years. I like to say a prayer and ask God to help me make a decision before I say yes or no.

Granny Marigold said...

As I get older I get stressed more easily than before so I try to protect myself from unnecessary demands.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh yes! I'm 67. I can't remember what year I realized it was OK to say no. It started with not allowing myself to be manipulated by certain people. Then, more recently, I have found I must do the same with certain news reports. Life will always bring stressful situations, some you have a responsibility not to deny, but I have learned to release myself from most of the others.
xx, Carol

Debra said...

I guess with lots of experience, I have learned to say no.

The Wykeham Observer said...

I've been feeling like this for awhile. I have a hard time saying "no." It seems harder at church. It seems that if everything is "important" then nothing is, and it feels like just going through the motions to get something done until the next request comes along. I wish I could resolve to politely say "no" and not feel guilty about following some of my own wishes, and doing what I like to do.