The Disease to Please

30 Jun

From the Heart

Louise Gibson


author of Window Wonders





I am suffering a debilitating disease-
Self diagnosed as “The disease to please”.


I can’t even tell you when it began-
I never knew it was common to man.


It compels you to say “Yes” to every request-
It silently steals your time and your zest!


I struggled for years to form the word “No”-
When I finally did, it amazed me so.


I truly believe that is the cure for me-
That one little word has set me free!


Time is so precious, I must take control-
New freedom for mind, spirit and soul.


Be aware, dear friends, I am working on me.
No longer a prisoner to “yes”- I am free!


“Pardon me, what was it that you wanted to know?
I can’t hear you, but the answer is “No”!


5 Responses to “The Disease to Please”

  1. speak766 June 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    This is brilliant!! Nicely rhymed and very true to heart. Saying no to people can be extremely difficult (ironically I just wrote about this too!), but once you learn to do it, it feels so liberating. Thank you for posting this 🙂


    • LOUISE GIBSON July 7, 2017 at 8:59 am #


      Liked by 1 person

    • LOUISE GIBSON July 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

      I must say, “You have made my day!” I sincerely didn’t think I would ever write anything considered brilliant! Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. LOUISE GIBSON June 30, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

    It takes courage, at times, to say “No”, but it can be so rewarding.


  3. DiVoran Lites June 30, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    What a great post. I have the same disease, but I think and hope I’m better now.


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