Artist Greggy...Musings and Yik-Yak

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08/17/2004
Entry: "Thank you..."

Good Morning my peoples...I've been doing a lot of inside looking lately, partly from the fact that I have been reading a lot of you guys blogs and journals and I can see so much of what you're going through or experienced, or even still undergoing now to this day in my own personal life in one way, shape or another. I congratulate all of you who have moved on and past hateful or deceiving relationships, who've had the courage to continue on while battling hostile conditions at work or in the home. By reading the traumas and trubulations that my family deals with it actually allows me to examine who I am as a person. I know I'm not and angel or a saint by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure aint no scumbag or axehole either though! From reading all of you guys posts, I've been able to target specific areas in my life that need to be ..shall we say "adjusted" and/ or "improved upon", so that I can continue on my life's journey a better man for it. So to those of you, especially you and you, who have recently blogged about a more personal aspect of your life experiences in your writings, I thank you for also inadvertently giving me a better look at myself through your life experiences.

With that said...I'm going to start approaching and dealing with some things in my life in a new light, a different kind of groove...

Thank you for being my friend

Replies:
7 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Friday, August 20th, 2004 @ 10:58 PM EST
LadyDee said

dayumm brotha you are hot! LOL

Hmm...Hot as in having a fever? Or hot as in got mad talent? LOL Thanks anyway (whoever you are...LMAO)

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on Thursday, August 19th, 2004 @ 09:32 PM EST
Frank said

Damn brotha. I was shocked when my link was up there as a inspiration and a muse to looking vividly into your corner of existence. Sister Cheryl took me someplace as well when I read her very eye-opening and intimate post. I've already commended her on opening up such a personal spot of her life.

A lot of us simply need a sounding board Greg, and in that we can find that we aren't too much different than our neighbor. We breathe the same air, bleed the same color blood, and we're going to be around each other awhile. It's not too hard to expect us to share similar life's trials and tribulations. And we know how intense the black experience can truly be. We black people can be so diverse, yet be so alike in many ways. I call you Soul Survivor because it was the first name that I felt that described you. From the opening first blog that I read from a brotha it truly was the best conclusion to come to. And I see that I wasn't wrong for picking that name for you. I'm happy that my posts have intrigued and stimulated response from you my man. And you are welcome. Have a good remainder to your week and here's seeing you over at the Cell! Peace.

Aye Frank. I've learned that the only way to true growth is to not only examine the eperiences of others in thier own struggles and trials, but also to examine my own efforts in comparison as I tackle what exists in my world, knamean? Actually I draw my strengths and inspiration from reading all of my blog partners stories about what makes them...them. I dig the Soul Survivor tag bruh, and also our flow, I'm always appreciative when us brothas can flow back and forth without all that built-in animosity BS that so many of our male peoples walk around with, yanno? I'm about to go do my Saturday drive-by's seeya in a few! ~peace~...greggy

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on Wednesday, August 18th, 2004 @ 11:04 PM EST
Toya said

Greggy luv, you are a very sincere and loving friend even when your being hard-headed hahaha.. I do allow my friends to teach me too by what they do and live through.Just remember all that glitters is not gold and you be fine smile

Thanks Toy but I take offense at your "hard-headed remark" LMAO. That's not being hard-headed, that's my natural Taurus personality shining through! LOL....Friends can be a wonderful reserve of strength and knowledge indeed though. Actually over the past few months I've undergone far more inner growth than I probably have in the last few years combined, and most if not all of it has come through looking at things through the experiences of others. I'll be fine just as you will too, thanks! have a good day today!...greggy

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on Wednesday, August 18th, 2004 @ 02:04 PM EST
Meadow said

Reading quotes helps me to center my head and make priorities. I've found Ralph Waldo Emerson to be the most powerful connection for me. I have probably sent you this before but it is one of my favorites. Check him out sometime, he had very good flow smile
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."

Can't say if you did send it before but it's still as powerful never the less.Actually I had a small pocket size book of quotes and sayings from various authors that I used to keep handy but it's walked off long ago. Have a good weekend...greggy

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on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 @ 07:16 PM EST
Art4SouL said

Whatís happening Greggy. No one on this earth is perfect or an angel. Your definitely not a scumbag or a ahole Iíve found you to be a very sweet and generous man. But some people see that as a fault when coming across people like you and I. So they try to take advantage. There is always room for improvement when it comes to oneís life and how we handle things that effect our life. I know that I cainít change people so I have to change myself and how I deal with those who mistake my kindness for weakness. Iíve been learning not to let folks push me to the edge before I speak up for myself. Itís hard looking inside sometimes but itís a journey worth taking if itís for improvement. So my brother I wish you success, peace and happiness on the road to becoming a better man. Take it EZ

Thank you my friend for your encouragement and kind words about a brotha! Indeed self improvement can only be all good since improvement means "to make better or enhance the quality of...". Actually this road I'm on to become a better man is never ending. Take care...greggy

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on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 @ 06:24 PM EST
Cheryl said

*Huff...puff*..sorry it took me so long to jog over here, but a girls outta shape ya know?
Hey Greggy thanks for reading and for encouraging me. I'm glad that I struck a chord within you also to do some soul searching as well. I have so much more to do, so far to go so that I can heal from many scars that this wonderful life has placed upon my body and mind. Knowing that a wonderful friend like you is there to share and relate, makes me feel brave. smile

Awww Cheryl...you didn't have to do the Olmpics over here...LOL
Actually it was my pleasure to read such an in depth look at life through someone else's eyes. Very eye-opening also bacause it forced me to look at myself and make some necessary adjustments, sort of like "preventive maintenance" tyrp of deal, knamean? LOL *blushing* @ your wonderful friend comment...Have a groooovy week!...greggy

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on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 @ 06:04 PM EST
Raven said

Thank you greggy for being my friend too! That was very thoghtful and sweet of you to let others know how much they have helped you. Take care and have a good evening smile

Thanks! It is amazing how sometimes it takes the experiences of others in their own private situations to make us realize our own faults or even our propensity for negative behaviour. I'm thankful to have the handful of friends that I do have in my life who help me stay sane, but I'm especially grateful for the rare "true" friends that I have even more because they keep me grounded in reality! You have a lovlee evening also!...greggysmile

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