Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is filling in for Frank, aka PCGuy, who is taking a temporary hiatus from his Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week Melanie wants to know…
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’VE REACHED THE END OF YOUR ROPE ABOUT SOMETHING YOU MAY FEEL CONFLICTED OR GUILTY ABOUT? DON’T WE ALL NEED ‘TIME OFF”?
Honestly, there aren’t that many times that I feel guilty or conflicted about things. I’d say the most conflicted and guilty about any decision I’ve had to make was when I had to decide to euthanize a pet, which I had to do with our dog in November 2020 and our cat this past January.
It’s one of those decisions that haunts you because dogs and cats are stoic and even though you know they’re in pain, they still offer you so much unconditional love. So it really still hurts to take their lives. Did you do it too soon? Did you do what was best for them or best for you? Could they have still lived a relatively good life for months or maybe even years longer?
So what did I do? Second guessed, cried, felt guilty as hell. And it just took time to accept that I made the best decision, all things considered.
And a cannabis-infused marshmallow helped.