If you’ll scroll down to the bottom of this page you’ll see in the bottom right hand corner a badge that says your favorite neighborhood Mama Bear is a Post A Day 2018 blogger (go ahead, I’ll wait) 🙂 But what does that MEAN? It means that I will endeavor to post a blog a day. Clicking on the badge takes you to THIS page, where you can find all of the writing prompts WordPress has posted over the last eight years since they started the daily post challenge. As of the end of this month they’ll no longer be publishing new content, but the thousands of prompts will still be available, as well as a wealth of resources to help you grow your blog. I’d highly recommend spending some time there and getting plugged into the community that’s been created.
If you haven’t noticed, I schedule my posts in advance a lot of the time. This is because I batch write most of them once a week so if Baby Bear is having a bad day and I can’t get on the computer to write at least there is something up that day. Some may see that as cheating. I see it as good planning on my part 😉 For that reason, when I do these writing prompts, it most likely won’t be the most current writing prompt on the website. For example, I wrote this post on Thursday, but you won’t be able to see it until Sunday, and Thursday’s writing prompt is “Guilty,” so I’ll be posting on that instead of whatever Sunday’s prompt is because I’m not psychic 😀
The word Guilty has a lot of implications. Legally, it means a jury of your peers agrees you committed whatever crime you were charged with. Little kids often feel guilty when they sneak a cookie before dinner. Adults feel guilty about not spending enough time with their older relatives. Students feel guilty when they don’t finish their homework. Bosses feel guilty when they’re needlessly harsh with an employee.
I feel guilty when I take my bad day out on Papa Bear. Or when he comes home to a dirty house and frazzled wife because Baby Bear refused to nap that day. Or I get snippy because of my bad attitude.
The thing about feeling guilty? It’s not always necessary or even accurate. We are our own worst critics, and often heap guilt on our shoulders when whatever “it” is doesn’t even make a blip on everyone else’s radar. I’m often guilty ( 😉 ) of assuming someone is upset with me when in reality they haven’t even thought about what I’ve said/done, and I’m sure you’ve done the same. It comes back to that whole we’re our own worst critics feeling. And our minds are GREAT at making us feel guilty for plenty of things we really shouldn’t feel guilty about. Journaling is a GREAT tool to help us deal with unnecessary guilt 😉
The best way to not feel guilty about something is to get it out, confess it to the world and have the world tell you that you’re trippin. So lay it out. Send me an ANONYMOUS MESSAGE, Contact Me, or leave a comment below with whatever is weighing on your mind and heart right now so I can tell you that you’re awesome and have no reason to feel guilty.