Thankful Tuesdays #31 – Being me

Written as part of 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge which I’m attempting this year.


Core Values

Week 31 – Thankful Tuesdays

I’ve often looked back at life and wondered if there are some core values that guide me as I go about it. The only principle in life that I try to follow is to be myself. That is hard when the factors around are trying to shape me to what they think I should be. It matters to me that I’m casual, fun-loving, and humorous. It doesn’t mean that I’m not serious about my goals, but just that I like to not let the seriousness of life get in the way of being me. I’m talkative, and I love to chat with friends. I’m more at home with friends than with family at times. I try not to let go of friends, unless there’s no other go. I do understand they need their space, but I don’t know when they need it unless they are as vocal as I am I suppose. (Something I need to work on perhaps). I’m determined, and I work toward my goals at my pace. There are those who tell me I’m not where I’m supposed to be, or that I’ve taken too long to get where I am, but when the little things that matter, really matter, then it’s absolutely the right time for me to be where I am. I’m happy, so I know I’m on the right track. I’m thankful for whatever values have become a part of my character, and I hope whatever lies ahead doesn’t bring down those values.

(© 4th August 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

10 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesdays #31 – Being me”

  1. Being the way you are is important as is being true to your values. However re-evaluating and changing yourself, your aims and ambitions as also your values with time isn’t such a bad thing too.

    • Maybe not a bad thing, but I do not want to become someone I don’t want to be. If the aims change, and I accept that they do, I still want it to reflect me, not what others want in me. 🙂 Thank you, Tulika.

    • Hmm. Yeah. Values and family are definitely important, but there are some things that family can’t understand, and friends do. Maybe that’s why perhaps. Thanks for dropping by, Alok.

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