"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage - pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically - to say 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside" - Stephen Covey
"Some people come in your life as blessings others come in your life as lessons." - Some people come into our life as a curse. Some people are a HARD lesson in betrayal, lies and deceit. Sometimes it takes years to heal and overcome.
I think it is sad that only my children know what I mean when I say, "What's the magic word?" All their friends look at me like I'm insane. It's called manners - use them and teach them to your children.