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Updated: 2018-04-21T07:27:42.623-04:00

 



Hiya Jen~ "It's a tough lesson to learn ...

2011-08-28T10:41:02.032-04:00

Hiya Jen~

"It's a tough lesson to learn but one that's so worthwhile."

You said it!

"We have to find you're worth from inside, not from other people or things."

Ditto!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend! Muchly appreciated!

Have a super Sunday!

X



You are such an inspiration. You are so right. We ...

2011-08-28T07:46:57.784-04:00

You are such an inspiration. You are so right. We have to find you're worth from inside, not from other people or things. It's a tough lesson to learn but one that's so worthwhile.



Hello again Katherine~ Oh, I know...hasn't ev...

2011-08-26T23:21:08.297-04:00

Hello again Katherine~

Oh, I know...hasn't everyone's comments been wonderful? I'm truly blessed with so many AWESOME and SENSITIVE blogging friends!

"It can be difficult to go through adversity and be able to understand that it can bring out a better person on the other end."

Yes, it can. And I've been reading so many stories lately about kids who have been bullied in school and have taken their own lives because of the seclusion and hurt they felt. And that is so sad to me. I was fortunate to have a very stubborn personality that refused to give in to it.

"While I didn't have many friends in primary school, I began to socially flourish in highschool. By that time though, I had enough of an idea of who I was as an individual to be confidant enough to not have to follow the crowd."

Meeeee too! Something changed within me in high school (during my senior year), where I finally 'came into my own self.'

And like you, I became good friends with the other misfits (the acting/drama crowd) where we supported each other. My senior year was without a doubt the best year of my school life. It truly changed me.

I can't thank you enough for stopping by and sharing your supportive and loving words on this post, my friend.

You're inspiration to me too!

BIG time!

Have a wonderful weekend!

(((( Katherine )))))

X



Wow, so many supportive comments! Reading through ...

2011-08-26T22:48:35.671-04:00

Wow, so many supportive comments! Reading through them is pretty heart-warming Ron. Regardless of what you went through, you have apparently arrived at a pretty good spot in your life. People like you & what's NOT to like?! It can be difficult to go through adversity and be able to understand that it can bring out a better person on the other end. You seemed to have a glimmer of that, even as a young man though. That is amazing.

While I did not recognize any real taunting or bullying as a child, I think it was because I carried myself outside of that social construct. I always had my head in a book & concentrated on learning. While I didn't have many friends in primary school, I began to socially flourish in highschool. By that time though, I had enough of an idea of who I was as an individual to be confidant enough to not have to follow the crowd. Nobody teased me for being different, because I could just as easily walk away from them all. I also became good friends with all the other misfits in my grade, so we stuck together as a big disjointed group that celebrated our differences and hence strengths for being different. Just as I celebrate your strengths for being you too. You are an amazing man Ron & an inspiration to me.
Thank you
Katherine



Hey there again Crystal Chick~ "The barometr...

2011-08-25T13:47:06.826-04:00

Hey there again Crystal Chick~

"The barometric (?) pressure or something is messing with my body."

I had a close friend in Florida who got the same way whenever the barometric pressure changed. One time, we were out shopping (on a rainy day), and he actually had to run to the restroom to vomit because the barometric pressure had given him a severe migraine!

Yup....I heard about that hurrican we're suppose to be getting. Geese...reminds me of living in Florida!!

Take care, my friend.

((((( M )))))

X



Yes, cool I love! But the weather is actually bot...

2011-08-25T13:35:09.632-04:00

Yes, cool I love! But the weather is actually bothering me lately. The barometric (?) pressure or something is messing with my body. Too much rain. My neck/back has been tense most of the week. Now a hurricane is approaching...



Goooood Morning Crystal Chick~ "You might no...

2011-08-25T10:03:44.700-04:00

Goooood Morning Crystal Chick~

"You might not have it ALL figured out (you know, like I do!! hehe) but you meet things with an open mind and a loving heart and that will get you through anything!"

Thank you for your sweet and sensitive words, my friend.

And like I shared, I'm actually grateful for my experince because it truly taught me a valuable lesson.

Thanks oodles for stopping by, neighbor. Always grand to see ya! Hope you're having a FAB week.

XOXOXOXOXO

P.S. aren't you LOVIN' this cool weather we're having?



oh drats and darn... I clicked the post button bef...

2011-08-25T00:51:47.354-04:00

oh drats and darn... I clicked the post button before I gave you big XOXOXO's.
Have a wonderful day. :)



Aw, you went thru alot my friend. I am sorry for ...

2011-08-25T00:49:38.969-04:00

Aw, you went thru alot my friend. I am sorry for all of that but I know you know what things are important to hold on to in life and what can be let go. You might not have it ALL figured out (you know, like I do!! hehe) but you meet things with an open mind and a loving heart and that will get you through anything!



Hellooooo Diane~ "strange to me how (some) h...

2011-08-24T17:35:42.569-04:00

Hellooooo Diane~

"strange to me how (some) humans strive to impose judgment on whether God's love (the ultimate inclusion) is available to gay men and women."

Yup, strange to me too. Yet, I happen to believe that God's love is available to ALL of us. We seem to be the judges, not God.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and adding your thoughts and feelings to this post, dear friend. So appreciate it!

And I also thank you for your supportive and kind words.

((((( Diane )))))

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Much X to you and Cristybella!



hi ronnie. i love the way you tell the truth. th...

2011-08-24T14:15:49.076-04:00

hi ronnie. i love the way you tell the truth. the story opens a different truth for each of us reading. feeling excluded, discounted, fractured. finding inclusion in God's unconditional love. it is strange to me how (some) humans strive to impose judgment on whether God's love (the ultimate inclusion) is available to gay men and women. that saddens me in so many ways. nice essay today - sobering thoughts. and sobering comments from your readers too. sending love, Diane



Hey there Chrissy~~ "What't the phrase,&...

2011-08-23T23:57:17.479-04:00

Hey there Chrissy~~

"What't the phrase,"what doesn't kill us?"

Yes, you're absolutely correct!

Will make us stronger.

"And the rest are just still bastards."

Bwhahahahahahahahaha! LOVE IT!!!!

Thanks soooooooo much for stopping by, girl! Hope you and the gang are having a super week!

X ya's!



What't the phrase,"what doesn't kill ...

2011-08-23T23:30:29.467-04:00

What't the phrase,"what doesn't kill us?" The ignorance of children. I'm sure a lot of those people look back to those days and feel bad.

And the rest are just still bastards.



Hello Peg~ You are so right...."High school ...

2011-08-23T19:42:29.401-04:00

Hello Peg~

You are so right...."High school is not easy for those who don't "fit in" for whatever reason."

I think we all (in some way or another) have been ostracized. And not only in school, but life in general.

Like I shared, I'm sincerely grateful for what I experienced as a kid because it taught me something for my adulthood.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and sharing on this post, dear friend. Muchly appreciated.

And thank you for your kind words.

(((( Peg ))))

Have a FAB week!

X



Helloooooooo Meleah~ "We have all felt "...

2011-08-23T19:37:14.025-04:00

Helloooooooo Meleah~

"We have all felt "like the outsider" and the ONLY way to get through that is to have self-confidence."

Amen!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, girl! So appreciate it!

((((( Meleah ))))

X



Hey Lady Nitbyrd~ No, I've never heard of &qu...

2011-08-23T19:35:23.603-04:00

Hey Lady Nitbyrd~

No, I've never heard of "It Gets Better" but it sounds AWESOME! I will definitely check it out online sometime this evening. Thank you SO MUCH for telling me about it!

"With so many children and young adults committing suicide or attempting to because they can't handle the ridcule, bullying, etc. (Is it worse now?) having a site/organizations like "It Gets Better" and "Scarleteen" is so important."

You are soooooooooo right! And how sad that is. I was talking to mother on the phone the other night and she said that same thing...it seems to be worse now.

Thanks a BUNCH for stopping by and sharing on this post, Sis! You've added MUCH!

And thank you for your sweet words.

((((( You )))))

X ya tons!



I never had to undergo the ridicule and abuse to t...

2011-08-23T16:11:38.955-04:00

I never had to undergo the ridicule and abuse to the extent you did although I was ostracized for other reasons. High school is not easy for those who don't "fit in" for whatever reason. I am so glad you were able to rise above the abuse and become the wonderful and compassionate man that you so obviously are today.

{{{{{{Ron}}}}}}
Hope you hae a wonderful week my friend!



Ron, do you know about "It Gets Better"?...

2011-08-23T15:57:46.747-04:00

Ron, do you know about "It Gets Better"? If not, you need to check it out. I think you'd be so amazing as a speaker for kids (not just gay ones) who are dealing with being "different". I know that when I was young, all kids seemed to be bullied or made fun of at one time or another and we dealt with it. Yes, in most cases it would effect our outlook on life short and/or long term but we got past it. With so many children and young adults committing suicide or attempting to because they can't handle the ridcule, bullying, etc. (Is it worse now?) having a site/organizations like "It Gets Better" and "Scarleteen" is so important.

Your emotion, insight, attitude, etc. could really be an asset. You're quite an incredible human being, bro!



Amen, Ron! You are so right about approval coming ...

2011-08-23T15:36:43.618-04:00

Amen, Ron! You are so right about approval coming from within. We have all felt "like the outsider" and the ONLY way to get through that is to have self-confidence. Awesome post, my friend. Awesome.



A Big Howdy Mr. Dave~ "You have been able to...

2011-08-23T13:46:24.447-04:00

A Big Howdy Mr. Dave~

"You have been able to turn all that shit into manure that has enhanced your growth."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I LOVE how you said that!!!!!

"People who are going through this type of abuse need the help and the support of those who have gone and are still going through the muck we call life."

You're right, my friend. And that's really why I wanted to share this post at this time. I keep reading all these stories about kids who are being bullied in school and have even took their own lives because of how deeply it hurt them.

"I know that the feeling that you had as a youth still remains buried deep inside you and that you still feel the pangs of this. Yet, you draw strength and love from this."

Yes, you are very perceptive, it does still remain deep inside me and I especially feel it when I read about others going through this same thing. I can STILL remember what that felt like.

As always, I so appreciate your visits and the insight you share within your comments, Dave.

Thank you, buddy! Hope you're having a FAB week!

Namaste and X!



What a wonderful post. Yet another insight into t...

2011-08-23T12:49:04.370-04:00

What a wonderful post. Yet another insight into the soul of another human being. You have been able to turn all that shit into manure that has enhanced your growth. This is truly a unique gift. Perhaps you can pay it forward and help other people who like yourself has had to put up with the unfeeling and unloving individuals who just don't get what life is all about. People who are going through this type of abuse need the help and the support of those who have gone and are still going through the muck we call life.
You certainly have turned lemons into lemonade. I know that the feeling that you had as a youth still remains buried deep inside you and that you still feel the pangs of this. Yet, you draw strength and love from this. I bow to you my friend and say Namaste. ~ Dave



Hola Denise~ " It took me many years to unde...

2011-08-23T10:52:24.615-04:00

Hola Denise~

" It took me many years to understand that the only way I could feel good about myself was to find it inside myself."

You GO, girl!

And you're so right....it makes us stronger in our adulthood if we learned something from it. And it sounds like you most definitely did!

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, Denise. Always enjoy reading your comments!

Have a MARVI week!

X



Good Morning Jay~ " I know it, intellectuall...

2011-08-23T10:46:02.063-04:00

Good Morning Jay~

" I know it, intellectually, and yet I still struggle with self-approval..."

Oh trust me, I still at times struggle with it too (I thinks it's human nature). But, it's at those times I remember what I went through as a child and it sets me right back on track again. Approval must come from within. It's something I have to remind myself of.

It's ironic that you mentioned 'weight' because I have the opposite challenge - I have to work at keeping weight ON. People are forever telling me, "YOU NEED TO GAIN MORE WEIGHT, YOU'RE TOO SKINNY!" It's taken me years to accept the fact that this is my weight and this is who I am.

"You can see why Johnny Depp is such an inspiration to me, can't you? Started out as poor white 'trailer trash' and look at him now! And he simply doesn't care about the way he looks or what he does. *Le Sigh...!'"

ROCK ON, JOHNNY!!!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my Libra friend!

And can I just tell ya....... I am soooooooooooo glad I met you. You're such an inspiration!

Have a great week!

(((( Jay ))))

X



Hey Jimmy~ "Being accepted by others is a bi...

2011-08-23T10:22:37.554-04:00

Hey Jimmy~

"Being accepted by others is a big thing and we all strive to be accepted by our peers, but some of those peers are not worthy of being our friends otherwise they would not make us feel like outcasts simply because we are different."

Exactly, Jimmy!

And you're right, adults can sometimes be the same way.

"I remember when I first started reading your blog and we became friends, I never worried "Wonder if this guy is Gay!!" heck if you read your pages it does kind of jump out, but does this make you subject to being made to feel ashamed of who you are, not in my world, and in my world I am proud to call you Friend."

Aw...thank you, buddy! And I'm PROUD to call you friend too. It's funny, because as long as I've had this blog and have sometimes shared topics about my being gay, I've never had a negative or derogatory comment from anyone, except one, a few years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope youre having a great week!

X to you and Miss Cindy!



You're absolutely right, Ron - approval must c...

2011-08-23T05:43:24.032-04:00

You're absolutely right, Ron - approval must come from within. I know it, intellectually, and yet I still struggle with self-approval because (not to put too fine a point on it) I'm fat. I see gorgeous women who are fatter than me, who are sexy and wonderful and vivacious simply because they don't let their weight drag them down, and yet I don't seem to be able to get there ..

I'm sorry you had such a hard time at school, but it sounds as if you weathered it better than I did, with my sticky-out teeth and my glasses, and the fact that I was one of the poorer kids in a relatively posh school and never had quite the right uniform of quite the right quality. Perhaps my lack of self-approval comes from that time, huh? Whereas you have survived and blossomed - much kudos and respect to you!

You can see why Johnny Depp is such an inspiration to me, can't you? Started out as poor white 'trailer trash' and look at him now! And he simply doesn't care about the way he looks or what he does. *Le Sigh...!'