It was challenging for me to say a no,
As it was tough for me to upset you.
Hence I was behind a yes even though,
I lacked my space and ease with a yes.
I know, they are only my real friends,
Who make me guilt free to say a no.
Who make me feel at ease to say a no.
Who respect my freedom of expression.
91 thoughts on “Feel free to say NO”
Need courage to say No !
yes, so true.. we need that courage..
is too much,
be a no.
true words……great poem……loved it! 🙂
thanks a lot….i liked your quotes…
always a pleasure……..and glad you liked it! 🙂
i remember commenting on your evolution of a dream.. but seems your spam caught it..;)
oh sorry……i just checked it……and this stupid “spam code” had caught it……i gave it a few clicks of my hand…….so it ought to teach it a lesson 🙂 🙂
ha ha…i am also fed up of these spam issues.. why is it so common nowadays..?
well stupid people have smart phones…..we have to suffer the fireworks! 🙂 🙂
ha ha..lol is it due to smart phones….
maybe…….they don’t seem any smarter than the user!
It’s important to learn to say NO. And much more important to stay surrounded with the ones who do not question that NO.
yes Aditi.. we are on the same lines…if we have that true relationship, they will never make us fall into that confusion. they will leave it to our freedom, respecting our space.
No is Yes..
ehhh..? how comes that..;)
Lol… Falak what has happened to your jokes…..
It was very nice one though….
Oh.. That is called palti marna
Haha you got it…. How r u so immune to flatterers and flirts….
No means No
you know the meaning very well..;)
It’s a big word indeed and people take it as a rude reply. But believe it, it’s the hardest thing one can do or say.
yes, it is the hardest word, I should say…but we need to learn to say it without being rude
Yes sure. But then people take it in a rude way. It’s like denying for something makes one feel bad. It’s a tendency.
Ya…i just donno why they can’t respect our space
I know right. But it’s like everyone does it about 90%of the individuals.
Yes, ‘No’ is not a preferred /easy option, especially when the apprehension of hurting someone close, who, you feel would prefer a ‘Yes’. But those with the courage of conviction to say ‘No’ need not feel guilty, for, their real friends would understand & appreciate the genuineness of that ‘No’.
And, very much yes, ma’am akhila, a beautiful post. cheers
thanks Hari for accepting the same..
who says so
ey, nothing. typo error!!
oru screw ilakiyirikkayanalle..;)
hmmmm…athe (pakshe typo error onnumallarunnu ketto)
Yeah true. Sometimes you just cannot say that small word NO. But it is better to say NO rather than say a Yes and regret later.
you are right…tell me frankly, how do you win over it..?
you reflect my feelings chithra…at times we feel a bit hard to say a no even when we dont really want to lose our comfort zone..
No no no no no noooooooo!
i am learning that art of saying ‘no’..;)…Really tough…even i feel like i couldnt express it fully in those few lines..didnt have a punch in those words..
a better solution…thanks Arrow….;)
will do ..;)
ha ha.. aise…;)
and most importantly, if they are are genuine friends, they wont compel us to do something against our will
thanks Amal.. have a good day
Aahhhh! I get you. I struggle with saying no. I have to learn that I can’t please everybody. And that it’s human to say no.
i read somewhere like” interesting ways to say a no”
Arrow writes, commented like “be sarcastic”..sounds a nice way..;)
Oh yes the dilemma of upsetting someone.. No Is a beautiful word..We all need ti learn it..
I am.learning tooo the hard way…
I cannot agree with you more, Akhila! A post with a lot of relevance to what I just had in my mind. It is the most difficult word to speak out sometimes without hurting someone and without them misunderstanding your answer to be rejection or downright denial. “Who respect my freedom of expression.” so well expressed! Yes, you need to express your views and expression. Thank you for sharing!
thank you so much.. i think i should added this title ‘ who respect my freedom of expression’
Na .. slow learner you see. .
Very interesting post !
Yes you described it so perfectly!
Its Okay to say ‘No’. But some people kill themselves by saying Yes and then end up all frustrated.
So in which category you fall into?
I say NO to Nerds
Like the Boss says to you , “Come here and polish my shoes”. And You should have the Courage to say “No”.
Ohhhh yes! I love this Akhila. Real friends would not make you feel guilty for saying No, rather they would respect it
ya…it’s a great reminder in our stressed life..
Well, it gets very tough for me to say No.
So difficult yet true. I reckon many struggle to do it knowing the importance of doing it. Great post and a reminder to all. 😉
In connection to the onam festival..he visits earth once in year on onam day…
Lol! Well I am yet to get to being peaceful soul in all the times but it surely is difficult and sometimes I chose to make it impossible 🙂
Haha… This was an easy one.
Is it..will have a difficult one for tomorrow, a brain teaser..let me if you answer that…
Very very true….just be more and more patient
Oh…then what happens to your sarcasm..use it when you are used…
I can’t be rude to people. Like people in general. I am scared that people will not like me if I say no to them. I know it’s stupid but it is what it is. 🙂
Hahahaha I wud consider that 😀
Yes very true Akhila. . I can relate to this and most of us can relate to this as we face it daily. There are only a few people with whom we feel at ease of saying no. With others, we just try to please them and say yes even though inside we know we wanted to say ‘no’.. People with whom we feel free to talk irrespective of whether they will agree or disagree upon, are real friends. .
Good evening. 🙂
Ya..there will be very few like that with whom we can freely express a no.,,
. . . Say NO without explaining yourself.
Yes, escape from the trap of explanations..
. . . Simple as a b c.
Like you for your bad humor only…..
Shit so much effort in vain
Everywhere, some nerd people are licking their bosses boots, to get promotions and favors.
Saying No is an art also. One of my friends, she does it very well..she can say ‘no’ without making others angry! I’m sort of dumb…I blatantly say ‘no’ and as you’ve said, only true friends can take that. And, we don’t have a lot of true friends…
so try to learn from your friend and teach us too the art maniparna..
I tried but I failed miserably… 😛