Ever been asked to do a special project or favor for a friend, family member, or co-worker, and you did it even though deep down, you didn't really want to? Lysa TerKeurst is a Christian bestselling author and speaker who has some terrific insight on saying "No" with love and grace.
Here is one way to express this at work:
"Thank you so much for caring enough about me to want my involvement. Unfortunately, I’m not able to participate this time. But I’m certainly cheering for your continued success."
Click here to read the complete list of approaches on saying no gracefully for work and in your personal life.