Of all the lessons I should have learnt and did not

The foremost is the ability to say no without a second thought

When saying yes encroaches on my time, resources and liberty

I should be able to say no without feeling guilty

Without coming up with excuses or explanations

That would sound forced and pathetic to anyone

Without feeling selfish or thinking I’ve let someone down

Without thinking of the various ways I could have worked around

My schedule to fit the needs of the person who asked

Without revisiting my decision after refusing the task..


When I say “No” to something that infringes on my rights

I am being kind to myself by keeping my well-being in sight

I should not have to explain further once I say

No, which is a complete sentence anyway

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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