Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Don’t Take No For an Answer

25 Sep

“Men are creatures of invention and are usually determined not to accept no for an answer.”
― Mario Stinger, Destined for Oblivion: As Nature Intended
Determined to have a fulfilling day, I started out with a brisk walk, a nice breakfast, and back upstairs to unpack and tackle more bins and boxes. I worked until I dropped. Of course, I barely scratched the surface, but I could see a little progress…very little.

Later in the day, I decided that I was going to haul two heavy night stands from upstairs, down 17 steps. When I tried to lift one, I couldn’t budge it. Now what? I thought about those slider thingies, as seen on tv, but that wouldn’t work going down the stairs. Think! Hmmm? What can I use? Light bulb moment.

What is slippery and large enough to fit under the night stand? I looked around and saw a bunch of plastic lids from the dozens of bins strewn about. Voila! It worked perfectly. I ooched the night stand onto the lid and slid it to the edge of the stairs and kerplunked it down 17 steps, and across the hall, through the bedroom and into the closet. Finally, I gathered all my Herculean strength, gave out a big grunt, and put one stand on top of the other.

I did it!!! I didn’t take no for an answer, I didn’t give up, and I didn’t have to ask for help. Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes I break down and ask for help, but not until I try and get ‘er done all by myself.



I am a creature of invention. Or is it just called stubborn?


And guess what? When I started putting things into the empty drawers, look what I found! A little white feather! Yep!

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