sometimes a “no” can be as good as a “yes”

by Stacy Barton on March 2, 2012

sometimes a “no” can be as good as a “yes.”


finding out where you are not, is not so different than finding out where you are.  both serve as a boundary of sorts.  and so i watch myself (somewhat amused as if i am merely an onlooker) as i find new freedoms in what i may not have, what i may not do, who i may never become.  and i smile because the exhale i release is not bitter.  rather i exhale the idea that i have already become, that my life, as it is, is already good. i need nothing more, no more acceptance, no more accomplishments, no more love.  i am awash in abundance.


seeking not to strive but to bask in beauty, this is my life.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Beverley March 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Amen sister!


Vernon March 3, 2012 at 6:42 am

Beautifully and thoughtfully shared. I’ll be pondering this for a while. As someone who only wants “yes” (me) I need help with this – you have helped me with your wisdom. Will I apply it? Yes…I hope.


Stacy Barton March 3, 2012 at 7:09 am

thanks guys…hope and fulfillment (or lack thereof) are funny things


Michelle Rhein May 22, 2012 at 10:16 am


I heard you read at Urban ReThink Sunday night. I was blown away by the image of the curtains being washed in the lake. The entire reading was wonderful….simply wonderful.



Stacy Barton May 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

wow thank you! and thanks for dropping by my site 🙂


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