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??!!