This little two-letter word and I have become really good friends. I suggest you make it your friend also, if you haven’t already. Without it, you’ll run yourself ragged. And as “they” say (of course, I’ve always wondered who “they” are), you’ll be “toe up” (translate: tore up) from the “floe up” (translate: floor up) like “throw up” … You can’t say this one in proper English. It just won’t work. But seriously, many of us bend over backward to please everyone and at the end of the day, we’re wiped out.
I’m thankful that this two-letter word and I have been friends for a long, long time. Don’t misunderstand me… I’m by no means selfish and I help when I can. I think I have a few witnesses on this one (I just asked my husband, by the way, and he politely said that I’m ‘well-balanced).’ Oh my… talk about being politically correct… SMH 183X. =D
I’ve found that when I do say “yes,” it’s generally an introduction to a long trail of “yes’s” for some people. No sooner than I’m finished with one “yes,” the next one almost magically appears. OK, OK… but is there no end? Do I actually have to explain that the situation is becoming excessive? I’d think not. But, thankfully, I’ve learned to say “no, sorry, can’t do it.” I don’t usually feel too bad when saying it either. I will say this… people will figure it out. I’m not so important that if I don’t do it, it won’t get done. So… when I’m tired, I rest. When I’m not feeling well, I lay down. Church will go on… Work will go on (I’m not the type to take off just because… I may have called in sick one day last year… if that)… Life will go on… The meeting will go on… Whatever it is, they’ll figure it out.
It also happens that when people are unorganized, they tend to want their emergency to become yours. Someone put it well… A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. So… when I’m given the information at the last-minute (like ~ I need you to be at this place tomorrow evening and for the next three evenings), here comes that two-letter word popping right into my mind… Sorry… can’t do it. Sure, I may help you out a couple of times but when it’s clear that your modus operandi is to simply procrastinate and not communicate, I simply say ‘no’ and go on to sleep… and sleep well. Why? Because some folk will just ‘run you.’ Not me… I’m “well-balanced.” Ha! Take care & be blessed… Thanks for visiting, subscribing. … ps. if you need anything, just let me know. =))
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