I oftentimes have a hard time saying; “No.” Even at risk to my physical and emotional health, I have difficulty turning someone down. I’d like to blame it on the fact that people don’t ask me to do anything dangerous or untoward. Requests almost always are for a good cause and benefit families or churches. However, the truth is much less unsettling. I don’t like saying; “No,” because I don’t like being the bad guy, I want people to like me and the thought of someone being upset or disappointed in me causes great anxiety.

Our ego, my ego, can be such a fragile thing. There is a wisdom principle which teaches that our lives have a list and on that list we place the things we value. The more items on our life list the less passion, energy and time we have for each item. Saying; “No,” to others can mean saying; “Yes,” to that which we value most.

@BrianLoging (Twitter)



About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Brian Loging,, is lead writer at tWS. He is also a speaker, author, poet.

Posted on March 12, 2016, in Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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