When I grow tired of always saying yes, being that YES MAN to everyone around me, I am going to say "NO" and not apologize for it. I am going to put me first so I can be available to others when they need me most.
When I need to I am going to throw a pity party and only invite those who have been there, done that and bought the T-shirt. At this pity party I will wear a crown. I am going to parade around prancing in full pity regalia. The kind of regalia that says I am entitled to feel this way, to act this way, to be this way because I have been through something. And that something has left me feeling of not myself. I will serve plenty of delicious delights that pity people eat at "sho nuff is a pity" parties.
I will bend but I will not be broken. I will step into my essence and follow my instincts. I will surround myself with light. I will draw additional strength from the light of others. All alone we will flicker, but together we will radiate!
This is my declaration.