Here’s a Prophetic WORD for SOMEBODY!! SURVIVE!!
Rather it be on ramen and wieners, peanut butter and jelly, or sardines and crackers, SHOUT, I WILL SURVIVE!!
Rather it be on the dollar menu of Burger King or A McDollar you found between the cushions of your couch, SCREAM I MUST SURVIVE!!
Rather it be the balance from an old dirty gift card hung up in the visor of your car or change from under your car seat, HOLLER, I SHALL SURVIVE!!
Rather it be off of three day old leftovers or the frozen mystery meat in the back of your freezer, DECLARE IT, I WILL SURVIVE!!
Even if you have to put things together that don’t match. A Ham sandwich and a bowl a cereal, an orange and one taco, a can of tamales and a hand full of potato chips, six flaming hots, one pop and a wish sandwich, you must DETERMINE COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, I WILL SURVIVE!!
It won’t always be like this!!!! I COMMAND BETTER, BETTER, BETTER,BETTER, BETTER, BETTER, BETTER!!!!
Somebody SHOUT IT, I WILL SURVIVE BECAUSE BETTER IS COMING!!!!!
Gossiping about other people is enjoyed, practiced, and wrong! Sharing the downfalls of others is despicable. Concentrate on your own problems, and keep your own doorstep clean and clear of debris. Offer help, support, and a listening ear but keep what is told to you in confidence and share nothing with gossip mongers.
Be a true friend.
I tried… I wanted to hear from the parents who were on Capitol Hill this morning talking about gun violence & assault weapons & their babies that were gunned down for no reason. I can’t listen to their hearts anymore. This oh so great nation we live in with such little regard to protecting these babies.
How did we get here?
And this whole this person's a girl, I'm a boy, we're near each other so we should try something is so corny. Give me a reason to be interested. Show me you're not boring and have something to offer and I'll reciprocate and then maybe we can talk.
Not just because you exist and are nearby.
That's how Covid spreads, not love!
If you collect 100 black ants and 100 red ants and put them in a glass jar nothing will happen, but if you take the jar, shake it violently and leave it on the table, the ants will start killing each other. Reds believe that black is the enemy while black believes that red is the enemy when the real enemy is the person who shook the jar.
The same is true in society.
Men vs Women
Left vs Right
Rich vs poor
Faith vs Science
Gossip, rumors, etc...
Before we fight each other, we must ask ourselves: Who shook the jar?
Life is one hell of a doozy. Throwing punches with your back turned kinda vibe. That's not cool, even in fairytale land. What happened to the manuals and the how-to books on what to do for every single aspect and event in your life?
They don't exist.
Lessons come from experience. Some are hard, others easy, and just a few of those lessons are a breeze. It doesn't always have to be a struggle, but at times it is. Coming to grips with this acknowledgment is part 1 of this thing called life. Perhaps it's easier said than done, but we all know that just ain't the case.
Not everyone's struggle is the same, and that's a simple and true fact. If we try to make a better effort at understanding this we might be able to help another in need.
In the wake of so many friends and close folk leaving here.
In the wake of mofos speaking on things in a giggly "oh they had this and that going on" manner "why they, what were they" BS. Who knows, but they may have said something that others didn't pick up on. The world is HURTING, rich, pO, every color and religion of us.
It's heartbreaking and baffling to me that folks are consumed with the WHOs and WHYs whenever one of their friends or celebs they admire take their own lives. I feel if WE ALL slowed down just a little and listen, reach out, pay attention to SO CALLED friends, family, peers, associates etc we may be able to be of assistance to one going through things and emotions they feel are dire enough to take their own lives.
It's been rough on most of us over the past couple of years. Many, far too many of those you see as SUCCESSFUL, STRONG, LIVING A GREAT LIFE etc are struggling each and everyday.... with what? Who knows? It doesn't matter, does it? The thing is everyone drops their guards, leaving subtle hints, flags, changes in behavior or characteristics. We have to be better LISTENers and REACHers. Not saying that we can stop it all because we can't. Yet a simple heartfelt "hello how are you?" can change a person's mind, even from a stranger.
In our community it's TABOO or WEAK to open up and have dialogue. We look at it like "I'm ok" "Can't let these folk see me down"
MANNN FUCK THAT!!! LET IT OUT! Everyone goes through shit... even more so those of us that are ALWAYS giving and SO CALLED strong.
I thanked one of my dearest friends recently for 3 things. Her showing me to "Silence The Shame" and teaching me to stop being too busy for my loved ones "Laugh Now, Cry Later" and to take time to take care of me. Thank you Shanti Das and several others on that 3rd one .
That 3rd one is my hardest but I'm getting better at saying "NO!" to people. Me being an introvert and giver, it's hard to ask for anything. I've always suffered the hard road to get my own while giving to others most of my life. Now I'm more expressive and open about certain stressors. My relationship with my parents was always good but I've learned to take time to listen to them even if they said it before. I love each and every moment and get upset if they rush me now .
I'm just a vessel carrying a message. Let's all please make more of an effort to SHUT UP and LISTEN...BE PATIENT and LISTEN... OBSERVE. ACT! Trust me it WILL HELP. I've had complete strangers reach out to me and friends alike to confess an action or words that I shared put a halt to their mindset and detriment.
Love you all!
If you or someone you know is dealing with depression or thoughts of suicide please know there are people who care and want to help you. You are not alone!
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