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Just Say No

Saying no to good things allows you to enjoy more fully other good things.

If you ask my husband, he’ll testify to the fact that I cook up all kinds of crazy schemes. I’ve always been a “project girl”. I make goals and to do lists, and I try really, really hard to bring them to completion.

He, in his wisdom, has learned to put the brakes on me, for my good and for that of our family. I’m still stunned that he had the guts to say NO to my homemade Christmas present schemes. He knew that it took more away from our family’s enjoyment of the holiday than it provided.

Sometimes you just need to say no, even to good things, so that you can enjoy other good, more important things.

Saying no is a great way to stop and smell the roses.

The days are long, but the years are short. I don’t want to miss them! For more short and sweet ideas on how to stop and smell the roses, to enjoy the little things in life, check out my 31 Days to Smell the Roses series.

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  1. Glad I found your blog. I totally agree….saying no can be such a good thing!

  2. I love this 31 Days series!

    I’m the same. I love projects and to do lists and will plow through them with a strange singlemindedness like what I’ve written down is suddenly law. I don’t enjoy myself. Sure, cleaning the bathroom is kind of an essential task, but not more important than holding my daughter’s hands as she tries to sit up on her own for the first time, or reconnecting with my husband after a week apart.

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