Definition of No: used to give a negative response.
Synonyms of No: negative, never, absolutely not, etc.

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Love in fellowship.

 There are times when all of us find it difficult to say no. Even though we realize intellectually that we cannot have and do everything, we have trouble saying no to alcohol, activities, and people that are not good for us.

Abstaining means saying “No, thank you” when offered something not on our life plan. We may think that we are afraid of hurting someone else’s feelings by our refusal, but usually it is our own compulsive desire that prevents us from giving a firm no.

Our sanity and health are more important than pleasing whoever is offering what we should not have. –Food For Thought | More…

When we learn to say no, we stop lying. People can trust us, and we can trust ourselves. All sorts of good things happen when we start saying what we mean. –The Language of Letting Go | More…

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