Fall foliage was at its peak in Central Park over the weekend. When the wind blew, it looked like it was raining sunlight in reds and golds.
Seasons are never boring. Thanks for reading.
[4-panel comic of a girl with a braid sitting, melancholy with her head on a table and a cup of tea. Panel 1 text: "I should get some fresh air." In panel 2, she is jogging in the park with fall leaves raining down brightly against a simple drawing of a city backdrop. Text reads: "I should exercise more." Panel 3 is a splash of color, the reds and golds of peak fall foliage. She is a tiny figure walking behind globs of bright color. Text reads, "I should live each day to the fullest." In panel 4, she is walking over fallen leaves with her hands in her pockets, head down, looking pensive. Text reads, "I should not feel sad." Title of strip: "Seasons, come as you are."]
"Should" isn't helpful when it comes to emotion, Connie. It's just self-shaming, which is a learned behaviour. You feel what you feel. Try adding "for now." I'm sad, for now. It will change. Don't let some person who's never led your life tell you how you "should" or "shouldn't" feel.
I am often sad. It's the way I'm made. I do my best to remember it's temporary and will only own me if I listen to those shoulds.
Thanks, Anna. I learned from your post. Robert
Robert, I'm glad to know someone read my comment and got something from it. I wish you the best.
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