LaVern has trouble saying no. He'll say yes to everything and everybody until he can't call his life his own. I'm not sure why. Maybe because it's too "selfish" or something. But he is getting better and I've actually heard him say the word a time or two. No is an important word for your vocabulary. No can help you sort priorities so that YOUR time and energy are used for the highest purposes instead of being drained away. Honor what is important to you by being willing to "just say no".