The Death of Should

I will not feel guilty for not taking political action.

I will not feel guilty for the choices we’ve made for our kids’ education this year.

I will not feel guilty for eating 4 mini ice cream cones.

I will not feel guilty for saying no.

I will not feel guilty for allowing my child to play video games all day.

I will not feel guilty for not making my teenager drive.

I will not feel guilty for keeping the news off.

I will not feel guilty for avoiding toxic family members.

I will not feel guilty for not drinking.

I will not feel guilty for ‘me’ time.

I will not feel guilty for writing all day long.

I will not feel guilty for not cleaning.

I will not feel guilty for not being more like someone else.

I will not feel guilty for putting myself first.

I will not feel guilty for how I feel.

Now begins the funeral of SHOULD.

All of these are things that I’ve said, preluded by I should/shouldn’t have. This is faulty thinking that does nothing but cause negativity/unhappy feelings (guilt!).

Rest In Peace should.

Published by Organic Revival

I am a mom of boys, wife, furmom, gardner, walker, runner, teacher, reader, writer and cook. I am 42 years old and live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I love my job as an elementary special education teacher. The most remarkable quality of mine is that I'm a recovering alcoholic.

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