The Power of 'No'

At the beginning of January, our family reviewed our goals from last year.

The entire family burst out laughing when I read my first goal of 2013: Do less.

My son even patted me on the shoulder and said, “Well Mom, maybe you should try that one again in 2014.”

Years ago, my husband gave a slim volume called “The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It — and Mean It — and Stop People-Pleasing Forever" (McGraw-Hill, 2005).

I was grateful for the book. So grateful that I slid it on a shelf and let it gather dust for three years before finally pulling it off this past week. I’ve decided to follow my son’s advice. This year is the year of "no."

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