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Just Say No

small favors can become tedious chores which drain energy consuming time and money headache large
FIRST PLACE WINNER Written June 28, 2021 submitted to "Say It In Nine" poetry contest sponsored by Joseph May [syllables checked by HMS]

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Date: 8/23/2022 9:59:00 AM
Getting past the guilt behind saying "no" is the essence of good boundaries and nurturing a healthy life. Well said, per usual, Milt. Congratulations.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/23/2022 11:13:00 AM
Thanks so much, Sam, for the affirmative comment.
Date: 8/20/2022 4:50:00 AM
Respectable favors. Beautiful writing. Congratulations!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/20/2022 9:18:00 AM
Thank you so much, Chris. I appreciate you!
Date: 8/19/2022 8:18:00 AM
I agree, sometimes you just have to say no and not feel guilty. Congratulations on your wonderful First Place win. Milton. Blessings xxoo
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/19/2022 9:47:00 AM
Thank you so much, Connie. I always appreciate hearing from you.
Date: 8/19/2022 6:38:00 AM
We have to learn to use our no's, Congrats on your win Milton
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/19/2022 8:02:00 AM
I have a very difficult time saying no, but I do try, and I find it is beneficial for relieving stress to do so. Thanks for your read and your comment.
Date: 6/30/2021 11:21:00 PM
I have to admit it has taken me fifty years to "say no" but it sure has saved me a lot of energy and resentment.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/1/2021 7:34:00 AM
Absolutely. Even if I wrote it, this is excellent advice.
Date: 6/29/2021 9:48:00 AM
It's good to learn to say no, oftentimes. Nice composition, Milton.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/29/2021 9:52:00 AM
Thanks, Subimal. I appreciate your read and your comment.
Date: 6/28/2021 4:30:00 PM
So true Milt! Good advice. Sometimes good to keep the aspirin bottle near your wallet and clock! Best of luck in the contest if this is for the Ninette contest.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/28/2021 7:48:00 PM
It's not for the contest, Sam. Thanks so much for the read and the thoughtful comment.
Date: 6/28/2021 3:38:00 PM
So true my friend. Sometimes we find it hard to say no when someone asks us for a favor but sometimes we just plain don't have the time or the energy to be as obliging as we would like to be. I used to find it hard to say no but then when I was in need no one seemed to want to give me the time to help me in my need. Now if I can I will but if I can't I say so. A good write with a good message. God Bless, JB
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/28/2021 3:50:00 PM
Thanks, JB. I think your way of doing it is the best way of doing it. I have also found that I don't need to apologize for telling someone I simply can't do something. The why is really none of their business.