Great post. Timely post…
I have trouble saying no to people who need my help, and more than once it has crossed over to enabling. I am just becoming strong in my boundaries to start making progress in saying yes and no to appropriate things, and this has been so hard.
I have been in an extended season of pruning and purging, and sometimes more than others, my core being rails against it and other times the releasing is so freeing I want to just keep going.
My life has been one of excess of too many fillers…and finally I am making progress in shedding excess weight, commitments, leeching, and stuff.
I managed to not pig out and ate healthfully. I did agree to Black Friday shopping for the first time in my life last night, and haven’t slept a wink, but spent a fun filled all nighter with my younger daughter, purchasing some carefully selected gifts, repurchasing clothing for my older daughter at 50% off that I had recently paid full price for (they have to dress up for away swim meets) and now after I get my mom up for the day we are going to make the rounds of disposing of more stuff, so so far, so good.
I am trying to say no to the hideous consumption that surrounds me, but it isn’t easy, especially because I live in a neighborhood that I joke only went uphill…but that too struck a familiar chord, it got picked up by Shand Claiborne’s publication, Conspire.
So you continue to encourage me and I continue to plod along.