With the busy holiday season upon us, it seems I’m bombarded with wonderful opportunities to participate in cookie exchanges, gift exchanges, canned food drives, jewelry parties and candle parties. I have ample opportunity to volunteer on community committees, in work groups, on fundraising campaigns, and of course, be the team parent on sports teams. It is never ending, I love to help, and I should be so fortunate. My problem is I simply have a hard time saying “no”. It’s such a little word, but has such a big feeling attached to it for me personally.