YES! To No!


I know it’s an oxymoron. But today I had to say YES! To no! Let me explain.

In addition to being a recovering control freak, I am also a perpetual people pleaser. I don’t want people to be upset with me so sometimes I say YES when I should really say no. Then, I grumble  the entire time I’m acting out that YES. (if my husband is reading this he is probably screaming, ‘I’m glad she noticed,’ silently in his head! Poor guy!) I say YES with my mouth but No with every other fiber of my being.

So today I chose to say YES to my need to maintain sanity. I put my big girl britches on and said, “No” to a request that would have added more irritation than necessary to a marathon of frustration over the last 12 days. I silenced the guilty thoughts and chose to be honest with myself. I chose to let my yes be yes and my no be no.

The world didn’t crumble. No one died. I won’t lose sleep and neither will my friend. And I, for once said YES to No!  …how liberating is that??!!

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