A good friend shared with me some of the wisdom he has learned about life lately. He mentioned one thing that stuck in my mind.

"No is a complete sentence."

There is life-saving truth in those five words. When faced with various choices, sometimes we get in trouble because we talk too much. Because we want to fit in or we want to please people or because we feel the need to justify ourselves, we say no and then we keep talking. And often it's that extra talk that gets us in trouble.

We don't have to explain ourselves completely.
It doesn't matter if some people disagree with us.

If you know it's not right for you, or if you don't want to, just say no. You don't have to convince others or make them understand. If you need to say no, say no and get on with your life.

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