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09/29/2011

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Dawn

I too struggle with telling people no...my children are the only ones I have mastered saying no to and they are the only ones I dont feel so guilty saying no to.

If you ever tell me no Mary...I would and will completely understand.

I cant thank you enough for all you do for me and my kids!

Jennifer

This has always been a big struggle for me, especially as an introvert. I LOVE my friends, volunteer commitments, students, community and church events, but I also really need some unstructured downtime. As i am not married, it was often fun time with friends that was put on the back burner. I live far from family so this is the equivalent of saying no to family. Definitely unbalanced!

This year, I am really working hard at keeping my priorities and commitments in check. Doing some of everything, but not everything of everything. I have said no to a few situations I would have said yes to in the past. It is not easy, but I know I am slowly keeping the priorities in my life.

It is nice to know that others are working towards the same. You can do it, Mary! :)

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Thank you for your words of encouragement, Jennifer!

Peace be with you,

Mary
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Bozena

Good for you, Mary! We all need to make priorities.I'm still learning but getting better on it.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

You and me both, Bozena. This is a very hard lesson to learn especially when you stay at home.


Peace be with you,

Mary
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Bridget

I am overwhelmed with so much right now and 99% of that comes from over-committing to things at church. *sigh*

I'll learn to say no one day, right?

Sharon O

Learning to say no is the best gift one can give to oneself. It is a powerful word and it is very important. Good job for taking care of yourself and your family. There will always be things to do and things that want to pull you aways from what is really important. Good job.

kyooty

YEs I've been trapped by myself and not said "no" when I should have.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Kyooty,

I am familiar with that trapped feeling. I am still learning this SAHM gig.

Peace be with you,

Mary
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Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Thanks Sharon!


Peace be with you,

Mary
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Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


99% of my overcommitments come from Church too :)

Peace be with you,

Mary
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Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith


Dawn,

I am the same way with my girls!

Peace be with you,

Mary
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Debby Pucci

Thanks for stopping over today with your birthday wishes for me. I just realized you were not coming up in my reader and for a long time. I am so sorry about that! I remember being on PTA and it seemed liked I was always the one who was called when others said no or backed away from something because I could not say no. I then started to get very good at saying no and it was a good thing. I think I was afraid no one would like me anymore but that didn't happen.

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