The One Thing

a saint is the person who can will the one thing

“A saint is the person who can will the one thing.” – Soren Kierkegaard

I have no idea what that quote means, except that I heard that quote (in the video whose trailer is below) used in reference to ordering and simplifying our busy lives.

For years I’ve been trying to learn the art of saying “No”. I’m really good at being busy, and saying “Yes” to doing lots of good things and taking advantage of lots of opportunities, then getting overwhelmed by all the things I’ve gotten myself into. We’re learning, especially in becoming parents, that there are a lot of things we need to say “No” to because of saying “Yes” to being parents.

What is it you’ve said “Yes” to? Because you can’t say “No” unless you’ve said “Yes” to something else. – Rob Bell

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