I hate getting nagged about stuff that I know I should be doing, but I haven’t been doing. The shame and guilt is uncomfortable, and instead of changing myself, I get even more resistant. I start to blame the person nagging me, because now I don’t want to do it because they are being such a nag about it.
If I don’t like it, I’m guessing you don’t either.
So… I’m sorry if I’ve been making you feel bad, or ashamed or guilty about your choices or inaction. It can be hard to remember compassion when you’re freaking out about Climate Change and how the world’s probably going to hell in a hand-basket, but you are the people I love most and nobody got anywhere by hurting their friends and family…
I still care about this stuff. Deeply.
But shame and guilt make it worse, not better.
They make us want to run away and hide… and our future depends on us being here, and now, and doing what we can.
SO instead, I want to say Thank You!
Thank you for every time you make a choice that makes a difference, no matter how small.
Thank you for every step you take that shows you care, about yourself, your children, your community and your future.
I love you, no matter what.
And here’s a happy turtle meme: