For the past 100 weeks, Ruth Ayres has provided us this opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our weeks. It is quite a milestone. Thank you Ruth!
I sure do.
This week, I listened hard for all the "shoulds" that I keep telling myself. I never realized exactly how often I said this word to myself as a way of trying to make myself do something--and then feeling guilty when I don't.
I should make something for dinner other than pizza.
I should go in early to finish those plans.
I should not be watching TV, but should be reading instead.
I should really get going on that science unit.
I should get the garden cleaned out.
I should be doing something other than just sitting tonight.
My school day should feel normal by now.
Now that I'm aware of how often I use that word, I can do something about it.
Be gentler with myself.
Release myself of guilt.
Recognize the choices I have.
Reclaim my power.
Understanding all of this has been completely eye-opening and actually quite freeing. I am so thankful for Ruth's words last week.
And for this, I celebrate.