#SoCS Oct. 6/17 – Save/Safe

This week, to aid Linda while she is doing all things authorly, we have Joey from Joeyfully Stated  providing us with the post for the #SoCS prompt!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: save/safe. Use one or both. If you start and end with either of them, you’ll get bonus points. 

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Safe is not the way I like to play. Well, actually that’s not entirely true.

I used to be the safest person you ever knew. I did everything by the book, never crossed lines that I wasn’t supposed to. I took it all, whatever was thrown at me, without  questioning it at all.

I mean, that’s what a good Indian daughter/daughter-in-law/girl does, isn’t it?

I guess that’s where I got the reputation for being the way I am.

But over the years, I have learned that just because I don’t do whatever I am expected, it doesn’t mean I’m not ‘good’.

Just because I may enjoy a night out with the girls, or the odd (non-soft drink) beverage with them, it doesn’t make me a bad person. Just because I cut my hair, it doesn’t make me disrespectful,

I have taken to questioning decisions made on the assumption that I will be happy to go with the flow, and it has done wonders for my well being!

Just because I smile all of the time, it doesn’t mean I agree with all that is happening, and if I feel strongly enough, I will say so.

It has given me an element of respect at work, and caused others to realise that I am not a push over, in other aspects of my life.

Now… I am off to publish this post but before I do that, I must remember to press ‘Save‘!

 

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. You Can Always Start Now
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 20:19:39

    you get bonus points!!

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  2. Judy E Martin
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 20:06:32

    There are times when you just don’t want to take anymore rubbish, and it does give people a shock when they are used to you always being safe!

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  3. Prajakta
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 19:14:41

    We evolve in ways we don’t understand, don’t we? Thanks for sharing this 🙂

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  4. vanbytheriver
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 12:43:02

    You have it right, Ritu. Playing it safe is not always the way to save your spirit.

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  5. joey
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 12:02:41

    Well done! sprinkles bonus points
    I think we should always question our motivation and make adjustments 🙂

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  6. Dan Antion
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 11:59:56

    Good job! And, I think you’re probably a good person 😏

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  7. Erika Kind
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 11:50:18

    Good take, sis! Doing what others expect us to do is an imagined safety. We might only avoid discussions but that is it about it. We are entitled to enjoy who we are and the ones who matter don’t mind and the ones who mind… don’t matter!!

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  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 10:35:50

    Reply

  9. willowdot21
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 10:09:06

    Remember always to your own self be true.💜😉🌹🌹

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  10. Miriam Hurdle
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 10:03:12

    You are who you are, and you are doing a good job about it. Wonderful post, Ritu.

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  11. Michael
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 07:35:10

    Good one Ritu, I’d never considered you a safe person, you blog and blog well, that says a lot I think.

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  12. robbiesinspiration
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 06:54:20

    This is a wonderful post about self discovery and coming to peace with your life and decisions, Ritu.

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  13. Kurian
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:47:27

    Press ‘save’. Safe, perhaps

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  14. mihrank
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:32:37

    Always Ritu -amazing and creative…

    Liked by 1 person

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  15. Jennie
    Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:14:24

    Really good, Ritu!

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