S. C. Lourie Quote

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S. C. Lourie Quote:

S. C. Lourie Quote

The reason I picked S. C. Lourie quote for todays quote is because this is something I am experiencing first hand. I’ve been making a conscious effort to set clearer and more firm boundaries. As well as confront those that have wronged me in the past. I’m not confronting everyone because there are a lot. I’m just confronting those that I need to in order to heal. And it’s tough and at first it doesn’t feel good. You end up feeling like the bad guy for setting better boundaries and for having basic feelings. Not everyone is going to love you as you deserve to be loved. That’s a hard pill to swallow.

Sorry, that ended up being darker than I thought. It’s not a bad thing to set boundaries or try to heal from past traumas. It’s just important to remember that it’s going to be tough and it’s going to hurt before it gets better.

I promised to share an image of the cat we’ve been taking care of. She’s such a cute little thing but very hyper since she’s still young. She’s in and out of the front door all day lol. Yesterday she was playing with some kids in our compound and thoroughly enjoyed herself. She has such a playful and outgoing personality! I really hope we can find her a loving home.

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116 thoughts on “S. C. Lourie Quote

  1. This was a refreshing post, Pooja 😊 The lovely cat brought a much-needed smile to my face 🥹 🐈‍⬛ I am about to finish my teaching practice, which seemed extremely difficult in the beginning, so I relate to the quote. Positive things suck the life out of you first and then add something valuable to your life 😂

    1. Thanks so much and so glad it made you smile 😊
      Absolutely, things are always more difficult at the beginning but oftentimes they get better are for the best in the long run.

  2. Setting boundaries was one of the toughest things I did when I first started my co-dependency recovery many years ago. While it has made me sad at times, I have never regretted it. You have courage! Stay with it.

      1. Keep going Pooja! Setting boundaries is incredibly difficult, not the least because it feels incredibly confrontational, even disloyal! The people who cross our boundaries are people who themselves don’t have a clear idea of what they are, and so will give pushback.

        Stand firm, know where you end and they begin. Remember it isn’t your job to fix them or even to get them to understand! We each have that responsibility, so your boundaries, are yours. Even if others don’t understand them or want to understand them doesn’t take away from the validity of you having them.

        In dysfunctional families and communities, setting one’s boundaries can be perceived as rejecting them, so they will push back and try to get you to return to the old ways, because then they can continue on their path without having to deal with their own conscience of hurting others. By setting your own boundaries, you make ripples and even waves.

        Keep going! You’re doing what is right!

        1. Thanks! I agree, it feels scary and makes you feel disloyal but I think boundaries are important and worth it. Hopefully, over time I’ll get better at it.

  3. Once I understood that the apocryphal of others was none of my concern and my attempt to correct its fallacies will only give it more credence and leave me further exhausted. The only way to change one’s psychological default is to reset it by razing it’s landscape to the point that all toxicity has been removed for the foreseeable future. And we must remain vigilant these new borders are guarded at all cost. We owe it to ourselves after paying the dark price others have left for us.

    1. You’re so right. It’s not just about setting the boundaries but also about making sure we keep them up. It’s tough but for the best overall.

  4. As a people pleaser, I can totally relate to how hard it can be to set boundaries. But it needs to be done and hopefully it’ll get to the point where it isn’t as hard anymore and it’s just second nature. Love this post🙂

  5. Sometimes we have to make ourselves do the things we don’t want to do, overcome our fears, be bold, be prepared to fail. Out of that comes growth.

  6. Pretty much agreeing with others about the boundary thing.
    The thing is, sometimes it is a real battle to keep those boundaries, as other people simply will not respect them. I have a 3strikes and you are out policy. Once I’ve let someone know when they have crossed a line with me, and I have asked them not to do it again, if they do it 2 more times, and I say something each time, I cut them out of my life. And yeah, that doesn’t feel good at first. But I only have so much emotional energy and I can’t be bothered to waste it on someone who doesn’t respect me.

    It helps that I’m not on any social media besides facebook and am introvert, so I don’t have a lot of people in my life already 😀

    1. I agree, it’s not easy to stick to our boundaries especially when it comes to friends and family. I think the 3 strikes policy is a good idea.

      I don’t have those many people in my life either, it’s just out of the ones I do have some really don’t respect boundaries.

  7. It’s a good quote, change is good. Boundaries are useful for all parties involved. Today at work we had a remote morning session, it was stressful. I don’t miss online teaching

    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the quote. That’s awful but I understand, the years I had to study online were tough so they’re probably even worse for a teacher.

  8. That cat is adorable!!
    I think it’s a great idea to confront people who wronged you. However, do be prepared as people can be egotistical and cruel. For the most part, people don’t like being called out on what they did wrong. I lost as so-called “friend” for doing this. He twisted it all around and made it seem like I was “crazy” and there was something wrong with me. (This is what narcissists do, it’s called gas-lighting).
    Another friend, who I also knew since I was a teenager, is Queen of insert-foot-in-mouth. She’ll say things that just aren’t true and if I correct her I get, “Why are you doing this to me?” (Very dramatic). I’d hate to blow off the friendship because we’ve known each other so long and she is a very kind person, but I can’t talk to her. If I can’t be honest with someone, I feel trapped with them.
    My sister and I don’t always agree, but we can talk it out. Same as with my husband. They are the best relationships I have because they are built on honesty and not holding back. I wish more people could be like this.
    Good luck to you, and I can’t wait to read what happens. Hopefully your experiences are better than mine.

    1. She is, and so playful too!

      Yeah, you’re so right. I’ve got a few very typical narcissistic responses and that just tells me I need to cut that person out of my life permanently.
      That’s sad, I hate when you can’t have a real, honest conversation with someone. It’s tough to be around them.
      Thanks so much!

  9. definitely, making positive changes wont be fruitful in the beginning, which can always be the challenging part. But once you go through with those changes, then the positive vibes begin. Whether its letting people go, or closing one door to open the next and so forth. It’s all part of growing up

  10. Greatly agree with the you have quoted. At the beginning of new journey, everything seems to be hard and difficult and we can’t feel it positive, but with the passage of time things get settled and we enjoy its positive impact on our side. BTW as usual, very nice one Pooja G, lol💕😍💕

  11. Sometimes, it’s better to confront people and make them clear that you won’t tolerate bad behaviour or any nonsense rather than keep it inside and suffer alone. We can’t keep everyone happy and it’s not necessary at all.

  12. Lovely cat. And it sounds like you are really enjoying having it around. Maybe it’s doing you some good. If no one claims her, why not keep her as a pet? It always seems the hardest things to do offer the greatest rewards; at least in my experience.

    1. Yeah, she has such a friendly personality and I do plan to take care of her if no one else adopts her. She’s such a sweetheart but I’m trying not to get too attached at the moment because someone may still adopt her and I’ve taken care of strays before, gotten really attached and then they got adopted which sucked lol.

          1. I wish I can say that 😛

            I don’t like people with 2-3 posts a day, it’s hard to read and comment on them.
            Your posting schedule is very relaxed, I love that. I’m amazed that you manage to share meaningful things 4-5 days of the week. I get notification about it in the morning, so when I first use phone in morning (7:30 am), I read your posts.

            The variety, oh wow. I’m fascinated with that. However, I just feel bad when you declare you are sick( which is like twice in a month).

            1. I lead a stressful life and stress comes with sickness, unfortunately. But life goes on as it always does 😉

              Thanks, glad you find my posting schedule relaxed because I don’t lol jk 😅

              1. If you don’t find it relaxing, then maybe you need to slow down further.

                However, I have noticed that for last 2 years there isn’t single day when your posts quality went down.

  13. Hi, I am doing well, thanks. Life has been busy and today feels like a bit of a break from commitments.

    I like the quote and how you relate it to setting boundaries. And you’re right, doing that can expose you to some nasty reactions, but it is still important to set them and look to the future for improvement in that relationship. I hope it all works out for you.

    1. Thanks so much, this one is very friendly for a cat lol. Hopefully, we can re-home it though and if not it’s here to stay I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️

  14. Yes, life’s lessons often do make positive changes via dark periods. Remember Psalm 23—where God is with us in the valley of the shadow of death-? He sets a table before me in the presence of my enemies…! Real tough to do without a Higher Power—we just don’t have the strength or wisdom on our own But thank you for being so inspiring! Is this cat now “re-homed”…with you? 😀

  15. Setting boundaries are one of the ways we show up for ourselves, am glad that you are doing that.

    I’ve learnt first hand that many* people don’t like other people with boundaries, as it is difficult to manipulate these people.

    1. Absolutely, I think it’s important to put ourselves sometimes. It’s a form of self-care. True, people don’t like those with strong boundaries as they can’t manipulate them.

  16. 💯I’ve found this to be true. It is hard to accept because we don’t know the future and we can’t see the whole picture, but sometimes, good things start out in seemingly horrible ways. That’s why I choose to trust the One who knows all things

  17. Good for you Pooja on setting boundaries. It’s not easy but essential and it does get easier over time but it can be painful. Now that kitty is so cute. Are you sure it’s not part leopard! It looks like it’s your new pet as far as I can see! ❤️

  18. I like that quote and that kitty is cute. I love my 😺. Some of the heartbreak that I have gone through in the past five years would have been harder if I didn’t have the comfort of my cat. Sometimes therapy comes with four paws.

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