Ah, it’s Friday. Time to exhale and regroup only to start the process again on Monday. As a freelance writer, I am blessed to be flexible with my work schedule. I still adhere to the demands of a deadline from the newspaper I work for and the occasional tussle with my editor, but all in all this is a dream job. Recently, our website had changed and I noticed that a social media button was no longer available. Since the column is an every week feature, I have been marketing it through any means possible. So, I questioned the omission only to be told that it wasn’t really important. That answer didn’t sit well with me, but since I don’t want to rock the boat on my amazing job situation, I complied. For the last few weeks, I have sat with the feeling that this answer of “no” could really be my answer of “yes”. In essence, it is about finding a solution that works for me without ruffling any feathers.
For me, when I am searching for a solution, I need to pause and be silent. Sometimes that answer comes quickly, other times slowly. This morning I sat done with my phone to research a possible solution that came to me while I was loading the dishwasher. (If you were waiting for my burning bush moment, that was it.) After a few minutes of research and a couple of clicks, I solved my own problem. I literally turned someone’s NO into my YES!!!! I respect when others tell me no. Afterall, it is a complete sentence. I don’t need a reason or justification. In this instance, I realized that this situation wasn’t high on the priority chain and that is okay. Sometimes, it takes someone else’s no to realize that I am the source for the solution. It reminds me to be more mindful of the power within me.