People will take, take, take, until there is nothing left. They will also be real offended when you tell them you have nothing to give. Well guess what, it's better to just let some one be upset with you than running yourself into the ground.
I mean really think about it. If some one honors, loves and respects you and sees you struggling and still DEMANDS, not graciously inquires, but DEMANDS you give to them. Is this person really some one you need to be wraped up in or involve with?
Your yes, holds power. It says "I'm here for you. You are important to me. I care for you. I want you to succeed." and so on. but when over used turns in to half hearted action that can turn into resentment. If you are always saying yes, the action that follows doesn't become less special, but it can become more stressful, more tiresome- and all in all you can really wear yourself out.
I challenge you, as I challenge my self, to say NO more often. Don't block your blessings, be really go within and see if what you have been saying yes to is absolutely necessary. Is it bringing you joy, is it serving the person who is asking for their highest good - or are you saying yes just because.
Try NO more often to honor your self, space and time. Serve yourself for a little bit. Besides, as my good friend Monica McIntyre would say -" with out the "No" the "YES!" wouldn't be so sweet!"
Peace Yall, Stay Poppin,