This week I’ve been promoting positive reflection with the Tadaa! Good Things posts inspired by EmmerdoesNOTrepresentme and Ladybug the Ninja Cat. I believe positive thinking and gratitude are good for the mind and heart, so I’ll put up a T!GT post soon.
However, I know that a place to bitch and moan is also important. Sometimes we just need to let it all hang out so resentments and unhappiness don’t build up. Tom.Cruise.Is.Weird’s Fuck It Fridays have been great for that!
In one of Jennifer Cruise’s books, her characters hold “Poor Baby”s where they get their grumps out in a non-judgemental place where no one tries to ‘fix’ them. I thought we could try our own Groupthink Poor Baby here.
This is a space to whine, gripe, moan, bitch, grouse, whinge, and generally clear the backlog of annoyances so you can start fresh. We can tell each other “that sucks” and “oh dear” but won’t try to “solve” each other (unless you need help - please be specific about needing help in addition to support).
I’ll share my grumps in the comments, but for now here’s a cat living the gripe and moan moment.