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NEVER SAYING NO
Just Imagine Never Saying No
"Hello, nice to see you my friend! You know I was wondering if you wanted to fly off of a building tonight and jump a cloud or two together?" "Sounds great, where do we take off from? "Wait a minute, I thought you would say NO for sure!" "Why?" "Well because you could die that's why and I was just making it up because it is not possible." I looked at him for a long time. "Who says? I asked."
I stood there in wonder and promised myself that I would never say NO again. "I'm never saying NO again because you see every time I say NO I miss out on things in life so for the first time EVER, I refuse to say NO ever again!" My friend stood across from me and asked me if I was ok and if I have been losing sleep. Afterall I'm the type of gal that treads lightly with caution at all times. I always stick to the rules and have always done so.
"Danny, this is the new me. I refuse to say NO and I'm starting over in life and ANYTHING GOES, ok?" I stood staring at him with his eyes fixed on me as he spoke, "Well, ok then I'm ready when you are!" We stood there in silence as we tried to figure out how to start my adventurous NO rules life. "Tell me Samantha, is there anything you ever wanted to do that you never did because you said NO? "I thought about it for a moment and I could think of hundreds of times that I wanted to do something, but said NO.
"Well Danny I have always wanted to be a hippy chick and run naked along a stream and swim in a water hole and make love on a rock under a waterfall on a whim." Danny stood there in shock with his mouth open. We had been friends for a while and he did not know what to say. He spoke. "Samantha, do you want me to ask you if you want to do THAT so you have to do it?" I smiled at the thought. Afterall what the hell is stopping me now in my new life of never saying NO again. "Well, NO....I mean YES!" He hesitated because he did not know where this is heading. "Well, who do you want to make love with on the rock?" I began to grow impatient. "YOU silly, who the hell else is around? Come on, let's be free!" So I ran and took off my clothes and dove into the water hole and then climbed onto the rock.
"Samantha, there is a slight problem here. We are both in relationships and this would be breaking the rules in our commitments." I rolled my eyes. "Are you saying NO?" Danny started to sweat like he had done before. "Do not tell me that you are going to continue your life of saying NO. You see this is the problem with everyone saying NO." Danny slowly walked over to the water hole and jumped in but he was moving slowly waiting for me to change my mind.
As he moved towards me he asked me a few other questions. "Has this NO thing always been about men?" I looked at him in the water before I answered, "NO!" "Well is there anything else you ever said NO to?" "Yes, there is. I was picked to model in Italy when I was younger, but I said NO because I didn't want to leave my family or my boyfriend at the time. Danny kept moving but he was scared. "Maybe you need to travel more or something?" I started to laugh. "It's ok Danny if you want to say NO." He looked down at his body in the water and then dipped down to swim. "I don't want to say NO, but part of me thinks I need to say NO because you have gone a bit nuts." I stared at him in the water and thought about how the whole thing was ruined now. "My whole point is not to think anymore and just go with the flow. "Stop talking about it and come and make love to me!" He stood there in shock.
"Danny, relax, it is no big deal. I was just trying to see what it would be like to not say NO and then go for it without thinking it all out all of the time. I always seem to think things out and plan everything and never just do something impulsive. If someone asks me to become a fashion designer or radio host, I'm not going to say NO." Danny started to laugh. "You know Samantha, this is all part of getting older. Trying to do the things that you may have missed out on. This is the natural flow of aging and finding out more about your needs and what you want in life." I smiled at him and then jumped out and put my clothes on. "Well, thanks for the adventure Danny. Atleast I got to pretend what it was like to not think about every little thing, for a moment anyway." He got out of the water, got dressed and then gave me a nice kiss anyway. I let him do it and I didn't say NO.
"Hey, Sam....Do you want to hit a rollercoaster this weekend or maybe jump out of a plane?The idea of jumping out of planes and riding rollercoasters absolutely terrifies me but I didn't hesitate this time. "YES, I said. That sounds glorious!"