To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on April 7, 2014 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day

It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to say no to someone you love. It’s okay to say no to a friend. It’s okay to say no to a parent or child. It’s okay to say no to a job or relationship. It’s okay to say no to sexual advances. And it’s okay to say no to a person who’s romantically interested in you. Even if it hurts someone’s feelings, even if you disappoint people, even if you’re judged and ostracized — it’s okay to say no to anything and anyone that causes you pain or makes you uncomfortable. You’re allowed to put yourself first. You’re allowed to set limits and boundaries. And you deserve to make your happiness and well being a priority. You don’t ever have to settle for something or someone that doesn’t feel right. And you definitely don’t have to compromise yourself for the sake of making other people happy. You have to take care of yourself, and if that means saying no, it’s more than okay.

Daniell Koepke


  1. Kim April 7, 2014 Reply

    This one took me years to learn, but I am so thankful I finally got it.

  2. Claire Marie Dunleavy April 11, 2014 Reply

    So True and it took me 30 years to finally Understand ! Selfcare is not being Selfish! Thank You So Much for This Post. I Really needed it again Today!

  3. isabel May 22, 2014 Reply

    It is so difficult to say No… I wish I were strong enough

  4. walid July 27, 2014 Reply

    If you can’t say no , others will cause to you pain

    • Kay. March 22, 2015 Reply

      I agree.

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  6. Kay. March 22, 2015 Reply

    I love this. So inspiring!!

  7. a.h.e.a.d. March 24, 2015 Reply


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