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“Rats” – an introspective by G. D. Grace

After the conversation with my friend, I thought about the final scene in the old fable, “The Pied Piper,” — the one where all the rats followed the powerful tune he played, and plummeted to their demise.

We all have the proverbial rat or rats in our lives, and to rid ourselves of them we must embrace our song, and play the hypnotic tune closest to heart and soul.

We all have that powerful song inside us.

yes…

~GD

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“Serenity Prayer edited” – 12 Steps to restored Sanity by Author G D Grace

Author G D Grace 10-2-13
I certainly know that I don’t own real-estate when it comes to trials & tribulations, nor am I one to wallow around in self-pity to long. Oh, I do a little wallowing, but I rise up and wash all the wet mud off before it dries, because you can’t dwell this earth with that amount of dried up dirt on your spirit.

I am grateful to be in a better place mentally and geographically. There are people I just had to let go, because there wasn’t any room for me in their lives, and I am okay with that — very okay with it. And so, the never-ending journey continues. I’ve got the ambition of a rattled Lion roaming the plains of the Serengeti.

It wasn’t easy reaching this level, getting my spirit tight with right, but the worse days now pale in comparison to those pre-July 24. It’s amazing how much ground you cover once you get all the BS off your back.

“….and the wisdom to know the difference….”

I live by that serenity prayer now….

~GD
I live by that serenity prayer now….

~GD

“I am motivated to live” – insight by Author G D Grace

Motivation. I am motivated to live, to be optimistic with every step I take. To take the good with the bad, to see the silver lining even during times of darkness. I know nothing of failure because every mistake is just a lesson learned. I look past, through, and beyond critical naysayers, knowing that their fears and insecurities are not mine.

I arrived on the heels of today, slightly apprehensive, but never resistant to progressive steps. I am the product of a vast love, one overwhelmingly incomparable. That love resides in me. If I touch one, one touches me. If I touch two, then two will touch me. I believe in beauty of this existence, as well as, the luminous spirit within me.

I am blessed!

Today was a great return to the grind!

~GD

GD 8-17-2013

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“A Safe Distance” – an introspective on letting go, by Author G D Grace

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“Distance is the best action to use when putting needed space between an unacceptable situation or unhealthy relationships.

Call it being a glutton for punishment, or being in a comfort zone, but whatever we choose to call it, always know that there comes a defining moment that whispers it’s time to let go.

At one time my creative space was occupied by overbearing clouds that almost destroyed my spirit, but little by little I took tiny calculated steps in the direction towards bluer skies.

It may not be an easy move, but we cannot second guess our decision, nor deny how we feel inside. If it no longer feels right, then it is time to go.

Over time we’ll wind up in the perfect climate surrounded by the right people.

I have to keep reminding myself of this”

 

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9-11 (Eleven years ago) G. D. Remembers….

I remember exactly and precisely where I was when I looked at the television and saw one of the crumbling towers.

It took a moment to click that I wasn’t watching make-believe-cinema.

A thud hit the bottom of my spirit and ignited a fear in my confused state.

What!!!!

You’ve got to be kidding me!!!

It couldn’t be!!!!

My God!!!

Dear God!!!

9-11, eleven years ago.

How could any of us every forget?

For the lives lost here and abroad, may your souls be at peace, and may humanity get it soon…   ~GD

 

“Proceed Forward” – (reflections of a writer) GD

It was inevitable.

Between my obligations at work, my literary endeavors, and blog talk radio, I need an assistant.  Someone I trust who believes in what I’m working towards.  “A Touch of Grace”, my self-produced, blog talk radio show, will go through the roof in visibility.  In addition to an assistant, I will need a graphics specialist for the promo pieces (I’m inspired by my mentor, Robert Wesley Branch’s promo work).

For some reason, it just hit me where I’m headed.

I’m humbled beyond words.

Quite a few of my peers are doing an extremely well, and you wonder sometimes…

When?

Well, when the time is right.

Whatever it is you dream…

Whatever that passion is that burns inside of you…

Whatever it is that your heart is pulling you towards…

Meet it on the common ground of faith.

Never allow fear to blur your vision…

Don’t allow it t be that tall barrier that you feel you cannot climb…

Proceed Forward…

With faith…

Courage…

Humbleness…

& Love.

Encourage others along the way, and allow them to be an inspiration for you, for we are all one under an “All Mighty” too complex to understand, too beautiful and loving to ever explain.

And these are…

(the reflections of a writer) GD

 

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“The gift of patience” (Reflections of a Writer) GD

I know the title might freak some of you out, but it’s actually an interesting Blog.

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Life is meant to be lived. We ride out those blue days knowing that, if we are blessed to wake up in the morning, we need to capture as much of life’s beauty as we can.

I ain’t about Anger, Hatred, Rage, Belittling Others, Harboring Resentment, Being Unforgiving, etc…  My life has far more value than that.  Some of the stories and pictures that people share on Facebook, Tumbler, Twitter, WordPress, LULU, etc.. inspire me more than they’ll ever know.

Families, Friends, Cook-Outs, Love, Blue Skies, Rainy Skies, Rainbows, Personal Accomplishments, Birth, Tenderness, Tall Trees, Majestic Mountains, Sailing The Ocean, Riding Bicycles, Traveling The World, Care-Givers Giving Of Themselves, Para-sailing, Jet-Skiing, Swimming, Animals, (insert your own adventure or blessing).

There is just so much more to focus on than all that fussing, and yelling, and unnecessary negativity.

This insecure guy was yelling and cursing at me like he had no sense a few months ago, and I just looked at him calm, and composed, while he made a fool of himself in front of his 3 year old, the neighbors, and whomever else was in earshot.  I can’t lie, I cringed a little, but didn’t break my poise — especially since I have seen him in action on more than one occasion.

The next morning after he had slept of that 211 he was drinking, he asked me “why didn’t you get mad?”  I said for what, to loose precious breath arguing with you about your inability to communicate like you’ve got good sense?

Not a chance.

Oh, by the way, did you ever find your keys?

You know the ones you were looking for last night, again?

And one other thing, please don’t blame your girlfriend, she isn’t the one loosing them all the time, it’s you.

Yea, and just one more thing, do you really believe that arguing, spiting and throwing water on one another is really a healthy relationship?

You know something, gotta go!

People whom have not mastered the art of respect and considerateness of others are people that allow me to keep on polishing one of the greatest gifts that The Almighty blessed me with…

Patience.

(I’ll be moving out in the next couple of weeks)

Life’s too beautiful to waste any precious breath…

And these are the…

(Reflections of a Writer) GD

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“One Race” (reflections of a writer) GD

Today I had an inspiring and engaging conversation with a brilliant, humble, Chinese man from Liaoning China.  He holds a PhD in his specialty field, and he will be headed home at the end of the month.  English is another language that he speaks, and as I focused in and paid attention to what he shared, I felt another layer of insight being uncovered.  It was a pleasurable hour, and he invited me to his US office, as well as, his one in China, with openness and  gratitude.  Each day I live I feel so blessed to know so many people, of all colors, languages and creeds…  Many whom I call friend.  There really is only one race, and that is the human race.

And these are the…

(reflections of a writer) GD

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“To help yourself…” (reflections of a writer) GD

Every now and then something rattles my creative spirit and has me questioning my abilities, regardless of all the accomplishments I’ve made. Some call it doubt. Others recite the passage “And This Too Shall Pass”, and I guess I tend to levitate somewhere in the middle during these transitional periods. The 2012 summer season of my blog talk radio show, “A Touch of Grace”, has been inspiring and productive. I’ve had the opportunity to interview some pretty talented and amazing people during the 30 minute segments, and in my heart I know that it is a blessing that they even allowed me the honor of the interviews. I am grateful for all of my blessings, and I will chant that over and over. They aren’t meant to be taken for granted — ever.

I suppose the restlessness comes from a spiritual place where my ambition lies. It’s in a corner designated for dreams, hopes, and prayers.

You inquire silently and ask yourself; when, knowing very well that “it will happen in time if destiny choose it to be so”.

Success.

Book number 6, “Daddy,” looms there, as do my future literary endeavors — the books still yet to be completed, “Anomaly”, “Red”, “With Arms Around Me,” and countless others in progress.

There are only so many hours in a day, and I stepped into this literary life to fulfill what I had in me, a passion for written expression.

It saved me.

So, I decided to write something today…

To share; knowing that, in sharing, you help yourself as well.

And these are the…

(reflections of a writer) GD

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