I’m sure most of you have seen this letter from E.B White circulating around the Internet …
I LOVE IT.
Recently I’ve dealt with some health issues because of stress. 99.99% of the stress was stuff I had control over, stuff I’d signed up for. I said yes WAY too much–like almost exclusively–even when it didn’t make sense, I knew I shouldn’t, or I didn’t want to. So I’ve been trying to say no more the past couple of years.
You know what I’ve found? It’s HARD to say no.
Sometimes–especially when you’re a person who people expect to say yes–it gets downright awkward after you say no. Sometimes people keep pushing until you say yes. Sometimes they get mad.
I don’t want to lie, but sometimes it’s really hard to say, “I just don’t want to.”
Enter: THIS letter! 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼
I am using this excuse forever now.
Also, stumbled upon another letter. I don’t think there’s any lesson to learn from it, but it’s hilarious. So I’ll just leave it here.