Monday, February 9, 2015

Guilty



No one is perfect.   

Why we all feel guilty for this I’ll never know. 

When big storms hit a ship out on the sea, the sailors take precautions. They do everything they can to keep the ship and their lives safe. But if the storm is bad enough there comes a point they tie off the wheel and hold on. Are they feeling guilty that they aren’t doing more? No, because there is nothing else they could do. Sometimes life is like that. Sometimes life is a raging storm and all we can do is hold on. Why we feel guilty for not making time for lunch with friends, or crafts for the home, or 100 percent home grown food I’ll never know. We need to hold on, and we need to be grateful that there is something to hold onto. That not every moment of our life is like this. 

Because it isn't. 

We can only do what we can do. And some days that's a lot, and some days that's a little. 

Some days it's all we can do to hold on. And that has to be enough.And that has to be okay. Who would want to read about a character who feels guilty and apologizes for everything? So who would want to live that life?

I hope that in 2015 we can let go of the guilt, and learn to live again. I think that all starts with feeling grateful.Today I am grateful for my kids. They are sick as dogs right now and I didn't sleep at all last night, but this is just an illness, something they can get over quickly, and return to their normal, happy lives. Not every child is that lucky. So I am grateful.

12 comments:

  1. No one should feel guilty for living. Circumstances change, people change and things get in the way. No need to feel guilt.

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  2. Gratitude and being kind to ourselves and each other really does make a difference. Guilt can really tear us down. Thank you for the reminder.

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  3. I'm really focusing on gratitude right now too.

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  4. Like Natalie, I'm focused on gratitude. At this point in my life, looking back, it's amazing how lucky I was at turning points I wasn't even aware of at the time. I'm truly thankful.

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  5. Spesh,

    I am grateful for the people in my life, who I may never meet, who support me in my writing journey and boost me up when I am low. I am grateful for you. I hope you are still finding a little corner in each day for your writing.

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  6. {{{hugs}}} from a fellow guilt-tripper. I'm thankful that my mother is still with us and sharp at a tack. Woe be to any medical provider who talks down to her or ignores her and talks to me about her! :-D

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  7. Hope the little ones get better soon!
    An attitude of gratitude is the way to go...

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  8. This really spoke to me. I feel guilt all too easily, making it hard to see the things I have to be grateful for. Thanks for posting this.

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  9. I agree with Zan, I just want to hug you and say bravo for such a wonderful post. Hope your little ones are well soon. Excellent post.

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  10. Thank you for this absolutely marvelous reminder! You're right -- at the end of the day, we can only do our best, then hold on and hope it's enough.

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  11. So very true. I'm all for living in the moment, but what if the moment is the pits? What do we do then? Well, like you said, we hang on and hope for the storm to pass. Thanks for this reminder!

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  12. Such a lovely resolution. I have to stop feeling guilty about not writing/editing regularly when I'm juggling so much new stuff!

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