What a simple word.
It’s straight to the point.
It firmly stands on its own as a response.
It only offends those who choose to be offended.
It’s such a straightforward and clear answer.
But the reality is, a lot of people have trouble saying it.
We’re almost taught to never say it
because it’s deemed unpolite.
But in doing so, there are no boundaries.
There is no say in what you really want
if yes becomes the expectation.
No becomes a bad thing,
even if it’s the truth.
“What do you mean no?”
I mean, NO.
No explanation needed.
No opinions wanted.
No, don’t ask me again.
No I’m not trying to be rude when I say:
No one is entitled to your time,
to your money,
to your belongings,
to your energy,
if you don’t want them to be.
No, you’re not a bad person for saying no.
You may feel that way at first,
because you’re so used to saying yes,
when you really want to say no.
But with time you will see,
there is more power in the word than just guilt.
It’s freedom in what you really want.
It’s your choice.
It’s you putting your happiness and needs before others.
No, I don’t want this.
No, I won’t do that.
No, I won’t tolerate this.
No, it’s not cool with me if you do that.
No, I don’t want to spend my time that way.
No, I refuse to let that get to me.
No, I know better and know that’s not true.
No, I said what I said.
No, I’m sure I want this.
No, I’m not going to change my mind.
No, I don’t feel bad for saying no.
And no, that is not selfish of you.
Yes, now you’re getting the point.
No isn’t a bad word.
There is power in the no.