Daily Prompt: Sorry, I’m busy

So this is my first attempt at a daily prompt.

It’s an interesting one for me to start with and one that is quite easy to respond to.

If you ask at work I’m the person who always says yes, I’m slowly changing that as I’m sick to death of being the one who gets lumped with everything and the one who has everything changed without a say in the matter (you can only do that for so long).

However there are times at home when I choose to ignore a text message on my phone, or a message on the home phone, or a facebook message because I know that instead of it being a nice, pleasant conversation between two friends that it will turn into a request of something from me and I figure it is easier to say I hadn’t seen the message than to say no…there’s also a lot less guilt involved.  I don’t mind giving, but there’s a limit on how much a person can give, give, give without receiving and I’m not talking about receiving physical items, I’m more talking about receiving some gratitude and thanks.

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  4. ramblingsofahomeschoolmomma
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 00:20:07

    I also believe that when we are busy it needs to be busy work that shows your talents and gifts God created us for. Not just to fill a hole for somebody needing a favor.
    I have also had to work on the word NO. At first I hated the thought if someone being mad at me and then I thought who an I trying to please? Man or God?

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