Evicted

“You’re dumb, stupid and never going to amount to anything”. “Nobody likes you and if I were you, I wouldn’t like you either”. “It took you 20 years to get your degree? Wow, what a waste of time”. “You are a complete failure and regardless of what you try to do in life, you won’t ever succeed”. Have any of you heard these statements? Better yet, have they been said to you? These are comments some of my students have shared with me, that were stated to them. Rather than tuning people out, they allowed them and their disgusting words to get in their mind. For years, they’ve lived with the thoughts and ideas of “never amounting to anything”, “being unintelligent” and “failing”, because they were told that would be their life.

Imagine spending almost two years, trying to undo damage that someone caused, as a result of their own shortcomings and insecurities. Although it’s been quite challenging, attempting to replace negative connotations with positive affirmations, it has also been very rewarding to know that my hard work and efforts have paid off. I used to let negative thoughts reside in my head, and I whenever I was unsuccessful at something, I would play back all the hurtful comments, and they just seemed to validate what people were saying. Although I’m not quite where I need to be in terms of dealing with others opinions, I have come to the realization that a lot of times your aggressor is spewing negativity on you, because someone did it to them.

They want to hurt others, because they don’t want to be in pain by themselves. However, you can’t allow their lies to become your truth. You are not a “hate” magnet, so there’s no reason why you should attract any. Allow people to be themselves without you being affected. They can talk all they want, but let them know, neither them nor their negativity no longer lives within you, because they’ve been evicted!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Get into character

They’re watching you! They want to know all about you, so they see and record your every move. However, what you don’t see, is them. Every where you go, someone is there. Everything you do, someone sees it. Your life is a movie reel, and people are tuned in, waiting for you to bring the drama, so they can bring their opinions. How you act, determines your critics review of you. They want to see if you are a blockbuster or just another flop. Your image is very important, and you should always portray yourself in a way that others find you intriguing and not misleading.

Don’t ever pretend to be something that you’re not, just so you can win people over! Who cares about the award if the performance wasn’t real!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Brave beyond measure

You’re walking, but they’re running in pursuit of you, while you pursue something far greater. The chase has ensued for quite some time, and although you’ve been going at it for what seems like forever, you never stop walking. Instead, you pick up the pace. Even though they’re on your heels, you want to run for fear of being caught, but you don’t, because in your mind, fear cease to exist. However, your freedom does. So, you continue trodding along, weathering storms and countless other acts of terror. You know what you’re after will change your life, so you don’t mind suffering to get what you want. I don’t know how many people would do as you did, but as a result of you being brave beyond measure, you not only changed your life, but the world!

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

While you wait

You had a vision, then you wrote it and now you’re waiting to watch it unfold. Because you’re afraid it’s going to pass you by, you sit and do absolutely nothing. First, what’s yours is not going to miss you or pass you by. Second, the time you’re spending doing nothing, should be used to make your vision a reality. I hate to burst your bubble, but success is not going to fall in your lap. Sure, you’ve planted the seed, but you can’t expect to reap the harvest, if you didn’t do any work to get it. Besides, the only way your plan will come to fruition, is if you plan out what you’re going to do, instead of just waiting on “it” to happen.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Swallow Your Pride. Swallow The Pill. — Fractured Faith Blog

I have felt my mood spiralling steadily downwards throughout the week. This has trickled into my writing which has been largely negative and downbeat. I don’t apologise for this as I have always said I would write honestly on this blog. Those who choose to read it see the good, the bad and the frequently […]

Swallow Your Pride. Swallow The Pill. — Fractured Faith Blog

Sunshine and Lemons

I don’t always have good days, but I still try to find the light, despite the darkness. For the past few days, I was a conqueror, but today I suddenly feel conquered. I’m not sure what has overcome me, but I know what the outcome will be…..and that’s me choosing to rise, in spite of the fall. I could very well stay down, but I know the joys of being up! In life, you’re going to experience some things that brings you sunshine and lemons. Regardless of what those situations are, you have the choice to either be happy or bitter!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Reserved

You’re about to make your big debut, and you’ve invited everyone to come. Amongst the chatter and excitement, your supporters began to take their seats, and they can’t help but notice the front row is completely empty. As people began to look around, they’re perplexed, to say the least, because your family is sitting in the middle, while the front row is waiting to be filled. Normally, important people are seated near the stage, but you’ve “reserved” them for your enemies, because no one deserves the best seats in the house, more than they do. In fact, you need them up close and personal, so they can see no matter how much they tried to “cast” you out, the “show must go on”.

Many people don’t want to see you in the “lead”, so they’ll do whatever they can to keep you “backstage”. “Stars” aren’t meant to be hidden behind “closed curtains”, so don’t let anyone stop your “shine”.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue