No No No, #646


It’s hard to say no.  This is a lesson I struggle with, and I know so many close to me struggle with it, as well.  I take on so much stuff…so many responsibilities, and I’ve begun to realize in my life that I need to make a concerted effort to schedule chunks of time in my week with absolutely nothing to do.  It is essential for my sanity.

So, please forgive me if I have to say “no” to you.  I swear…it’s the hardest word in the world to say especially if you’re like me and want to make everyone happy.

My song of the day is pretty off topic today.  It’s Amy Winehouse (Man…I miss her!) singing about “Rehab.”  I hear her voice chanting, “No! No! No!” over and over again in my head.  In this case, I wish she would have said, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”  Despite it, it’s a great song, and I love bringing it back for the day in order to use her excessive “No-ing.”  Click HERE to go to Youtube and enjoy!  I hope it helps you, too, to say the word “no” when you need to.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

2 responses »

  1. Oh boy you are so on the money. It is so funny that I ran across this post from you today, as not even 20 minutes ago I was telling someone the same exact thing. “I really need to learn how to say no. You know why I never say no? Because it is easier to say yes and I don’t feel guilty.” You are not alone. We could practice together, ask me something and I will say yes. I mean, er no. 🙂

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