Thursday, March 6, 2014

I have great respect for those who live out loud.


Anonymous said...

Always the first. Once those words are out of your mouth, there is no taking them back.

Peace <3

Scottie said...

What a thought provoking post. Recently I wonder if actions and words are both equally powerful. It seems words can be used to hurt, and used as weapons as much as an action can. Maybe it is simply the intent that makes the difference in all we do, our intent, regardless of the results.

Thanks for helping me last night Randy. I made it through the night unmarked, and I would like to say unharmed, but the effort and love you put into last night helped a lot. Hugs

Oh by the way they called this morning and my employment has been terminated. I have never been fired before. Hugs

Sammy B said...

Hello Randy
Both equally, in my experience. Depending on circumstances, of course.

Love & best wishes
Sammy B

randy said...

Hello all;
Instead of responding to each of your comments individually, I want to tell you a bit about myself.
I am a bit of a withdrawing person. Growing up, it was always best for me to be as invisible as possible. Strangely, as a man standing 6'5", you would think I'd not be concerned about too much. But, I don't handle people getting in my face very well... I respond well in humor, I respond well in anger, I respond well in withdrawal... but I don't seem to respond so well in rational assertive and logical responses to someone challenging me. (Like most of us, I do great an hour later)
So, to answer this question: I am much more often regretting that I had not the ability to say what I should have.

So, please allow me to take this opportunity to tell you all that you really are greatly appreciated - even if I don't manage to voice it. You've given me so many chances to grow, to express my thoughts and hopes, even my fears. I can't imagine where I would be without you all helping me so much.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, randy. It's good to get to know more about you.

I think one thing we gain here in the blogworld is an equal voice. A chance to say what we mean. And we get that golden hour to think about it, thus meaning that we seldom strike out in fury, or to intentionally hurt someone.

This was a personal post to all of us. You've probably figured out that I tend to be less withdrawing, sometimes to my utter regret. Perhaps taking the time to think things out is a blessing!

Peace <3

randy said...

Good Morning, Jay;
I understand what you are saying, and I also say again - I envy those who are confident enough to live outloud, like you.

Gracie woke me up early this morning... not because she was in my room or in my bed trying to get out, but because she wasn't and I had a nightmare that I left her outside in the cold. She was sleeping quite peacefully in her bed here in the "office" - which likely lets both of us sleep better until one of us wakes up looking for the other and can't find at first reach.
What an odd life I live.