Tuesday, 8 April 2014

G for Guilt!!

      He saw the face of his two year old sleeping peacefully in the cradle. It was such an innocent and reassuring thing. For once he felt content. But the guilt started overpowering the happiness as he remembered the heinous crime he had done! He had yet again given in to the pleasure of gambling and had spent all his money and some more in the greed of winning. All he wanted was to double his money and in the process he had end up losing everything. Now he had debts to repay!

       “There is no milk in the house. Would you mind running an errand and buying some? Our son might wake up any time now” shouted his wife from the kitchen. He winced as he heard it. How could he say it to her, say that he had failed them yet again? He knew she would understand him and probably forgive him too, for the kind soul that she was. But the guilt in him wouldn’t let him do that. He wished for the millionth time that he had showed some more restraint and had refrained himself from doing so.

       ‘Past is past!’ he thought as he tried to convince himself. But the innocent face of his son kept disturbing him a lot. “What about my future?” he felt the question being posed at him. He tried desperately to find an answer. Minutes later he said “I won’t let anything affect your happiness” as he kissed his son gently and walked out to find a new job, this time with a determination to change himself!


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       Guilt can affect you greatly! Either you can sit back and let it swallow you completely or you can face it and learn not to repeat the same mistakes again and move on, to be a better you!

PS: Linking this post to the A-Z Challenge 2014 and Ultimate Blog Challenge April 2014.



Until the next post,
Keep Smiling :)

Love,
Swathi :)


36 comments:

  1. Loved the positivity in the story ...and the quote at the end is completely true . If we want change then it's us who should to change ....

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  2. No one is immune to guilt. It can be a very negative influence in your life but it can also be a positive one -- depending what you do with it. This was a positive one and hopefully, he would be able to maintain his decision. Good post, good question - thought provoking, for sure. Caro at http://batteredhope.blogspot.com

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    1. True carol.. we should decide how to take it and how to handle it! Thank you :)

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  3. Good for him, and good for his family. Just because his wife was a kind soul, he couldnt be taking her for granted. At least, he moved towards some positive action now !

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  4. OOh I shared this facebook video where the pooches had guilty faces and expressions when they did a boo boo. Its priceless

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/gymnema-sylvestre/

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  5. Swati, love the post...Guilt is like a virus when it starts to consume a person and it takes courage and determination to throw it out and work towards washing out the reasons and making a fresh start.

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    1. So true sunila!! It really requires courage to overcome guilt! Thank you :)

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  6. Lovely post, Swati :) I've read somewhere, "No amount of gilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future".
    Shalzzz|Loving Life
    Check out my latest at TaleofTwoTomatoes

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  7. Loved the post. Our past doesn't matter as long as we do justice to our present and makes our future approachable.

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  8. Guilt is a silent killer!!! Love post Athos!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  9. Beautiful take!
    Guilt is like slow poisoning to the soul!

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  10. Guilt is like a disease that slowly ends up reducing one to nothingness...Loved the way you gave a lesson through this post...

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  11. I hope he never returns to gambling again. Guilty conscience is sometimes a good teacher. Wonderful story.

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  12. Well-written story.
    Guilt is a slow but sure killer.
    We all make mistakes. Instead of feeling guilty, we must learn from our mistakes and sincerely try not to repeat them or other similar mistakes.

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    1. True pro! Learning is important! Thank you :)

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  13. Very positive! I liked it.

    Best regards,
    Elizabeth

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  14. Guilt can make the problem at hand all the more worse. A nicely written story! :)

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  15. Guilt is the worst enemy. If it can, however, make you change a bad habit, then I say, go for it. Don't dwell on the guilt though.

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    1. True ma'am! brood a little and get over it is how it should be!

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  16. Guilt can shatter you,,,,, completely :'( ,,,,,,,,, u need a strong mind to get over it,,,,,,nicely wriiten swatz,,guilt can swallow u,,,,, nice moral :-)

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    1. Thank you saddy :) Yeah guilt can change u completely!

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  17. very well written.... yea, guilt can seize u like a tornado..... but like they say there's no use crying over spilt milk....a new start is the right answer....

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