Loving One Another

Learning to Say No


Saying no is hard
I much prefer the word YES
Do you understand?

Health is compromised
Saying YES to everything
So, learn to say NO

“Not yet” is better
It doesn’t sound so harsh
It keeps doors open

I like open doors
Closed doors are a frustration
You know what I mean?

But there are those times
When limitations are placed
On us – and we rest

Today is that day
I say YES to getting help
No to stubbornness

I let God define
What I am doing today
Happiness is rest!

I seek happiness
By letting others help me
Thank God for helpers!

Satisfying rest
Is good for the heart and soul
God bless you, my friends!

We had a wonderful sunrise this morning in our Madison Valley.

These are the beautiful roses Bob got for me yesterday to help with my healing. Aren’t they gorgeous?

The view from my bed is beautiful… and I brought a few of the roses into my bedroom so I could enjoy them while I rest and read my devotionals and say my prayers. My prayer list keeps growing! I started it in January… and just keep adding to it. This is just page one of two!

God is good. He hears our prayers… and He responds. I feel His loving comfort today. Thank you for being here with me as I recuperate from yesterday’s hernia surgery.

TazE is here in bed with me, too.
Sweet puppy!

Have a restful day – if you can.
Practice saying NO when the time is right!

See ya tomorrow.
Hugs from JanBeek

Comments on: "Learning to Say No" (20)

  1. Glad that your recovery is going well, Jan. Gorgeous roses, and precious puppy.,πŸŒ·πŸ€—

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  2. Nothing helps you heal like a puppy in your bed! Take it slow!

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  3. Beautiful roses…. YOU are SO, Worth It… πŸ™‚ lol…. Sending HUGE hugs and get well soon Jan…. ❀ ❀ ❀

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  4. Fran McNeill said:

    So hope and pray for speedy recovery and feeling better every dayπŸ™πŸ’ž

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    • Thank you, Fran. Yes, today is better. Thank God for Elaine. She brought lunch and kept me company today. Makes me feel much better. I gotcha in prayer today, too. πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈ

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  5. Sunny De said:

    I’m glad you’re being well cared for! You deserve it after all you do for others!

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  6. So wonderful to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Praise God. With the view and the roses and all the love in your life, you are blessed indeed!

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  7. Ooo, that beautiful and sweet little doggy. 😍x

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  8. Take good care of yourself, love your doggy

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  9. So very sound. Saying ‘No’ is so difficult. Keep mending, Jan.

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    • Ah, bless you, Derrick. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ½ I appreciate your good wishes. Have a Fabulous Friday. I will, too. It’s a gorgeous blue sky day! πŸ€—β˜€οΈ

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  10. Jan, before you know it, you will be back up and enjoying your usual “stuff.” In the meantime, enjoy the respite. As a nation, we need to say YES to being disciplined in our lives with Covid. Saying NO brings on a whole set of setbacks, which could be avoided by just saying YES!

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