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03/01/2005
Entry: "Idling on empty...
but feeling great!"

I woke up this morning feeling great, almost as if I was on the verge of some great news or was anticipating something very good...I can tell today is going to be a marvelous day! For whatever is in store for me today, your boy got it covered, cool? Seriously, this morning I feel like a I just got steam-cleaned overnight and am ready for a new day like never before!

On a sidenote, it's always amazing to me how the people in our lives, our co-workers, our friends, our spouses or significant others, with one sentence or one conversation about one thing are able to suddenly allow us to see something or understand something that we've been seeing all along in another issue but refusing to let sink in. Like the proverbial brick upside the head...LOL. Recently during a convo about "life issues" (job, family, friends, stuff) with a friend, when asked a direct question about their own priorities in life they sarcastically uttered something to me that loosely translated as: "Life is what you make it bud. It's all up to you and what you want to do" While that by itself may sound cold and impersonal, for some reason it stuck in my mind. Life is indeed what you make of it. Even though thats an obvious no-brainer, somehow I had lost track of that concept and had unknowingly allowed other people, both on my job and in my personal life, start dictating my happiness or unhappiness level, and I wasn't even aware of it. I don't even know how to explain this further except to say to the person I was having the convo with.."Thanks for saying something so pathetically true and obvious for me all along!" and I couldn't see it if it fell on me! You made me realize that I do need to refine my own priorities and make life what I want it to be instead of waiting for life to be something I hoped for...My friends, take care of you and your loved ones!

Replies:
3 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.


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on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 @ 10:06 PM EST
Frank said

Several years ago Greg, when I worked at Ernst & Young in NYC, I was going through some tough times with the management. A supervisor that I kept complaining to, about my immediate supervisor must've just gotten tired of listening to my rant and said something very simple.

Frank, if you are not happy here, why don't you look for another job? Haha..simple right? Because I wasn't looking for any thing else at the time, but I stuck around and complained. Sometimes, it's the simplest things that are said, that make such a huge difference in our lives. Be well buddy. I liked the subject.

Indeed...the advice you received was timeless..."if you are not happy here, why don't you look for another job?". Apply that to all our lifely woes and more than likely it would motivate our behinds into action in most areas of our lives no doubt...chillin...G

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on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 @ 09:52 AM EST
ange said

aww! sometimes cliches such as "life is what you make of it" hit at the exact right moment and it all finally makes sense, no? Glad you woke on the right side of the bed, so to speak! smile Your site looks great dear, I have missed it during the past month! (no net access-but i'm back!)
A~

Well hello there dear! I was wondering what rock you fell off of...glad to see you in my neck of the woods! I reckon without lifes little cliches being revealed fo me when they are, I'd be super-clueless most of the time...lol. I feel great now, very much alive and ready to get my flow on again! Thanks for the hug, sketch ya later! :o) greggy

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on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 @ 08:29 AM EST
warren said

I've been writing about this in my real life jouranal. Life is so simple. We all know the answers, its just staying the course and keeping a positive attitude and being self motivated.

Good advice W...Life is so simple when you break it all down...either you doing right or you doing wrong, if we do right we stay on track, it's when we do wrong that e'erthing gets all complicated and twisted up...Keep on keeping on bro...G

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