31 Days // A Life Full of "No"

I can't quite explain how time works.
When I was younger, it felt as if time were never ending.
I could have a list of to-dos and I just knew I'd have oodles of time to complete my tasks.

As I mature, time matures with me.
It is clear that time certainly does end and that I don't possess an unlimited supply of time.
I choose to live my life as simply and sweet as I can.

I have mastered the art of saying, "No."
The only way I mastered that art is by having a history full of ,"Yeses," 
that robbed me of a life full of sweet simplicity.

I have come to realize that I don't have time to always say, "Yes."
I will, hopefully, have time for that in the distant future,
but for now... my life must be full of, "Nos."

Chaos can wait until a day when I don't have little eyes and hearts needing my attention.
That day will come quickly enough.  There isn't an endless supply of time.
My time will eventually run out.
I want it to be filled to the brim with kindness, gentleness, and patience-
those things that will surpass the hands of time.


  1. Amen! Saying no is not always an easy thing to do. In fact, sometimes it is a very hard thing to do- but it's so important to really guard your time and your little one's time!

    Great post.

    1. it is so important! thank you for your comment, friend. :)

  2. It's definitely a learning curve isn't it... saying no is tricky. For me I think a lot of the time my yes' can come from pride... wanting to look like I can do it all, wanting to please and help everybody. THanks for this.. sometimes it just has to be about us and our family. Our time. :)

    1. i have been there. pride is such a sneaky beast. blessings to you, bekka!

  3. That's where we are too Liz.... having to say NO!! Like you I do feel it is important to not always give in!!

    1. so true. it can be hard at times, though. the more i practice keeping our time simple, the easier it gets to say "No" to those things that just add distraction.