Usually when I read anything about the power of the word “no” it has to do with using it. Today I want to talk about receiving it.

A young friend of mine shared an experience she had last week and was still upset about. At her father’s urging she had tried out for spring track, a sport she had participated in last year and enjoyed.

She didn’t make the team.¬†She explained to me that she was angry with her father because it was his fault. He had “pushed” her to try out and she had failed. Worse, she had failed in front of her friends.Read More