As a parent, I have come to realize that this approach is largely a waste of time and energy. Both of those resources are in short supply.
Who cares what other people think about your decisions? It's tough to critique people who act with integrity and within the framework of their faith.
For example, tonight my energy is waning. Julie and I just completed our monthly budget. It is prime-time entertainment, let me tell you.
I'd like to keep on pushing forward on my manuscript. That big announcement I've been promising is coming any day now. I'm beyond excited. It pains me that my eyelids are drooping.
Microsoft Word will be around tomorrow, just as it is today.
But tonight, I am saying: No. I've heard it's a complete sentence. You have my permission to say "no" to something this week, too.
What are you going to say "no" to this week? Share your bold stance with me by posting a comment below.