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Misunderstood #FridayReflections

When I’m quiet in a group, it’s not because I’m shy. It’s because I’m thinking, observing and listening before I speak.

When I’m spending time on my own, it’s not because I’m lonely. It’s because I’m an introvert and that’s how I recharge.

When I’m speaking my mind in a fiery manner, it’s not because I’m rude and obnoxious. It’s because I’m passionate and need to have my say.

When I’m particular about how things need to be done, it’s not because I’m ‘high-maintenance’. It’s because I think there is logical reason behind it and I’ve usually worked it out.

When I’m frustrated and angry with someone, it’s not because I cannot manage my emotions. It’s because I think you are incompetent or narrow-minded.

When I’m curled up with a book or my laptop, it’s not because I can’t be social. It’s because I’m  trying to relax by reading or writing.

When I’m worrying about the future, or even about something specific, it’s not because I’m crazy. It’s because I’m an anxious person who is trying my best to manage most of my anxieties.

When I’m critical or lash out at you, it’s not because I intend to be a nasty person. It’s because my anxieties have been triggered very badly.

When I’m open, honest and upfront, it’s not because I’m weird. It’s because I’m willing to be vulnerable.

When I converse at a superficial level with you, it’s not because I’m cold and aloof. It’s because you haven’t earned the right to hear my story.

When I pull away from you after being close, it’s not because something is wrong with me. It’s because you’ve hurt me badly and I’m just protecting myself.

When I request you to listen carefully to me, it’s not because I’m being critical of you. It’s because I’m tired of being misunderstood.

If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away.

Corinne from Everyday Gyaan and yours truly give you writing prompts and all you have to do is choose any one of those prompts to blog about and link up every Friday. The link will be open till the Monday. After you link up, be sure to spread the love by visiting other bloggers who have linked up too.

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Prompts for this week:

1. Write about the best thing that happened to you this week
2. What’s the one thing you wish others understood about you
3. Tomorrow will be better because today I learned…
4. “Imagination is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein. Use this quote in your post or as an inspiration for one.
5. Picture prompt (credit: http://everydaygyaan.com)

Last week, our featured writer was Vanessa for her letter to Anne {of the Green Gables fame}. If you want to be our featured writer next week, make sure you write a post on one of the prompts above, link up below and share. Don’t forget to come back on Monday to vote for your favourite posts.


Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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