It and They… (Reflections of a writer) GD 6-7-2011

It seems, sometimes, that there are dark storm clouds that ascend and claim the blueness of sky for extended periods of time, and during those moments it gets hard to believe that there will ever be sunshine again, but we know that there will be because, eventually, the transformation from gray to white occurs.

When the scent of a recent rainfall fills the essence of air it smells clean and we feel renewed.  Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate unpleasant times and I deem them as purposeful events, for within them faith expands and in the aftermath there is always reason and a lesson that has been learned.

Emerging from rocky episodes that have pummeled the spirit are exhausting experiences, but when I look back on each and every one they always remind me of where I’ve been and what I’ve made it through.  Had I succeeded in cashing in all of my chips during the darkest moments of despair, I would have never been able to receive the blessings that came as a result of perseverance.

Every day above ground makes us all survivors.  I am constantly reminding myself to never take anything or anybody for granted, because in the blink of an eye it and they could all be gone.

It is a blessing to have family, friends, & a life to live.

They are all priceless luxuries in life.

The conversation I had with my cousin this morning, and the one I had last night with a good friend, and the ones I had the last week with my aunt, and the ones prior that I had with my mother, sister, niece & nephew…

Those and They are Priceless….

Treasure life…


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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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