Don't Be Afraid To Say 'No'

So many times, we are led to believe that saying 'No' to someone is not kind, not thoughtful and not right.  

But the truth is, sometimes it's a necessity.

We live in a world where people take advantage of certain individuals.  And I may be biased in saying that those individuals are usually girls.

I feel I have a right to say that because I have been in many situations, but mainly one that I am thinking of at the moment, in which I was being manipulated into saying yes, yes, yes...even though I should've been saying 'N-O'.

The reason I can say ‘no’?  Because I am a human being who deserves to be treated with respect and care, not taken advantage of, not forced, and not trapped.

We talk about having 'free will' all the time, yet not many of us exercise this right.  This freedom.

Don't be afraid to say 'No'.

It can be as simple as saying the word, or as difficult as completely cutting someone out of your life.  If you know that they aren't having a healthy influence on you, then why are you allowing them to have such a hold on your heart?  If you can see the damage they are doing to you - and maybe even to others - then what is holding you back from confronting them and putting a stop to how they're treating others?

Because you can.

I promise.

The idea may sound much easier than the action, but don't go another minute being chained to another's desires, wants, and demands.  You are a human.  You are your own person.

Don't be afraid to say 'No'.

You may not realize that you do, after all, have the courage it takes to take a stand.

And change your whole life.