Wednesday, April 27, 2011

When it's OK to say NO...

    I have some major WORK to do today but I didn't want to skip today's post. I haven't missed one of the A-Z challenge posts, yet. 

Sometimes you have to know when to say NO. No to blog hopping, no to phone calls, no to running errands, no to the laundry, no to the dishes and just park your butt in the chair. 
     That is WHAT I'm doing today. If there is one thing I've learned in my 50+ years is you have to learn WHEN something is "good enough." I remember the first Thanksgiving Dinner I allowed myself to purchase a pre-made pie. (Sacrilege) You know what? It still tasted fine, saved me a little stress and most of all the world didn't end. The house doesn't need to be spotless, the laundry folded or the dishes out of the sink. We put so many demands on ourselves. 

Today give yourself permission to say, NO. Today it isn't necessary to be perfect at everything. Today let a few things go for the sake of your WRITING. 


  1. Good for you! That's what I'm resolving to do every day--and I'm in the process of getting organized so I CAN get some writing done, do life, and do some blogging as well. I'm determined to do it!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

  2. Great post! I live by this philosophy. Most of the time.

  3. Awesome post! I'm learning to say no myself.

  4. Good for you! I did the same thing today and it felt GREAT!

  5. Once the challenge is done I'll be saying some "nos" of my own.


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