The ever-so-talented Leigh Caroline has now turned this into a graphic poem!
Sometimes it’s okay to say no.
Repeat this. Again. Once more. Over and over.
You can say no.
It does not make you weak. It does not make you a failure.
It does not mean you are a loser.
No is not a weak word.
No is a strong word. It stops, it carves, it defines limits.
It creates your boundaries with stones.
It can give you strength.
You can give more because you’re losing less.
Your no is yours alone.
Do not let anyone mock you for your no. Or make you feel guilty.
No is yours to define, not theirs.
Their boundaries are not your boundaries.
Their limits are not your limits.
You cannot be all things to all people.
It will just end in being nothing to any people.
No is not about being mean.
No is about being honest.
For those who love you.
Sometimes you must say no.
**Note: I don’t have a funny gif for this one. This is more just me learning lessons about over-extending my crazy-ass life.