“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” ― Voltaire
Before I moved into our new home, I have a beautiful Indian Ringneck parrot. She, however, had been aggressive towards my little birds (that I had before her), and I thought my best option was to rehome her.
Guilt is a large emotion. I feel it often. Rehoming her was the worse guilt I have had in a long time.
Fast forward a year and a half (about) later…the woman I rehomed her to could no longer care for her. I took her back instantly.
Welcome home, Kyra. I’m so sorry I let you down and didn’t push myself more for a better solution. Between Charman (the cat) trying to nab you, the littles getting hurt, and you being relegated to a cage because we were selling our house, I thought it was in your best interest. I see now just how wrong I was. I have missed you so much and I will carry that guilt with me always.
Guilt is one of my many demons. I have guilt for not being enough for everyone – human, animal, bird, everyone. Guilt for not calling my friends, guilt for not sending that email, guilt for not making it to that late show. I have guilt for not eating right in the past, guilt for not being enough for my husband, guilt for spending any money, guilt for not spending, guilt for not being able to get everything my kids could dream of.
Anxiety and guilt are best friends in my life.
I’m working on that. I’m working on letting go of the past. I’m working on ME.
Don’t let the demons swallow you up.
Imagine Dragons – Demons