No…never…none…nothing… noway…No entry… No fair…no fun!  How many times a day do we hear the word NO?  How many times do we say it?  This little two letter word carries more weight than we give it credit for…it can crush someones creative spirit, squash their enthusiasm, squelch their zeal for life and forever change their sunny disposition.  I have been on the receiving end of hearing countless “NO’s” and I have been the one to dish them out. 

How much different would life be if we never learned to use the nasty negative NO…and we used a nicer encouraging alternative.  I think I will try going an entire day without being a negative nay sayer…instead maybe I will try a couple of these on for size; absolutely, certainly, completely, definitely, positively or surely.  I certainly think I might brighten someones day or even enjoy a few more conversations than I actually have time for.  It certainly will require more creative thinking to actually say NO without saying NO…I will let you know how it goes. Just say NO…NO MORE…NO!!!


This post is part of the Blogging Challenge: A to Z April Challenge.  This post is brought to you by the letter “N”!


Filed under Blogging Challenges, Blogging from A-Z April Blogging Challenge, encouragment

5 responses to “NO…NO MORE…NO!

  1. Something to think about! Be more positive, not negative!

  2. Listen to the mustn’ts child. Listen to the don’ts.
    Listen to the shouldn’t haves, the impossibles, the won’ts.
    Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me.
    Anything can happen child. Anything can be.
    ~ Shel Silverstein

  3. I couldn’t even count how many times I say ‘no’. With the kids, I’ve tried softer alternatives, but they keep at me until I must say the forceful ‘no’ to make it stop 🙂

    • We are in the middle of a lesson series at church on Parenting…our Pastor was talking about how kids push our buttons until they know just how far they have to go to get the reaction they are looking for…which in my opinion is to wear us down until we are so stressed out that we just give in so they will leave us alone. Of course that is the wrong reaction…but it does make the insanity stop for the moment.

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