Putting away the laundry

Mess…….chaos…..filth….you know the scene, and it’s one you’ve been living in for what seems like forever. Every where you look, there’s a new pile of stuff affronting you, and you just don’t have the energy to combat it, let alone all the others. Time is ticking and disappearing faster than a thief in the night, and everything you planned to do has now been put on hold, because you have way too many distractions. You want to clean up this mess, but you just don’t know where to start. The most sensible thing to do, would be to start with the biggest pile first and then work your way down to the smaller ones. However, you have more bigger problems than you do small. Defeat is right outside your bedroom door, begging to come in, and although you want to open it, you don’t. At this point, you can’t accept anymore chaos, because you’re still trying to quite down the noise you currently have.

Has you life ever been so chaotic and messy, that when you looked around, it seemed as though there were a million and one things going on, and you somehow managed to get lost in the middle of it? No matter how much you try to block out the noise, it just seems to get louder and louder. Covering your ears won’t work, turning a blind eye is pointless and walking away seems logical, but when you leave and come back, the mess still remains. Enough is enough, and it’s time you start putting away the laundry! Every pile (problem) you see, needs to be removed! You won’t ever get out of that room (stagnant), because you have too many distractions (people/things) prohibiting you from leaving (progressing). When you’ve had enough of living in filth, hopefully, you’ll take action and clean up! You’ll be amazed at how much more peaceful your life is, when you aren’t surrounded by mess.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

The Layover

I’m stuck, and I have been for quite some time now

As each day passes, I can’t help but wonder if I’ll ever board

Or will I continue to experience yet another delay?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind waiting, because I’m for certain it’s for a very good reason

It has to be, after all, I’ve been waiting on it for years

However, I’d like to know what’s so “special” that it’s taking me years to get

I’m exhausted, and at this point, I’m tired of sitting still

I’m ready to fly, no better yet, soar…..

But I can’t, because for some reason God is keeping me grounded

Who knows, maybe He’s protecting me from casualty, but it’s not like I haven’t flown before

So I don’t understand what the big deal is……or maybe I am the big deal

Because of my fragileness, He knows I’ve got to be handled with extreme care

Therefore, He won’t just trust anything to carry His most precious cargo

But, that still doesn’t change the fact that I’m stuck!

What’s crazy is that, no matter how hard I’ve tried to take flight

My plans somehow manage to get derailed and I’m left wondering what I did wrong

Because in my eyes, I did all that I knew how right

Truth be told, I’m over this sh…….and, I AM READY TO GO!

Hello Pilot (God)? Are you there? What’s the hold up?

You’ve had more than enough time to get this thing going, so why am I still here?

What is it? You don’t trust me? Are you afraid that I’ll try to takeover

Just as I’ve done all the other times and crash and burn?

So, rather than keep me from calling for an unnecessary SOS

You jump right in and save me

In fact, You’ve always saved me……especially from what I thought was best for me

I’m so glad You thought more for me, than I did myself, and had I done things my way

I would’ve never witnessed this journey, let alone enjoyed it

As I reflect and look at things from Your perspective, I’m exactly where You want me to be

You’ve placed me in a position of preparation, making sure that everything is just right

And from the looks of it, my wait won’t be much longer

I’ll be connecting soon, and until then, I’m going to sit still, be patient and enjoy the layover

For almost twelve years, I’ve been working for the same company. Although it has its ups and downs, I enjoy what I do and being of service to others. Within the past year and a half, I’ve realized the position I’m in is no longer one I wish to hold. I’ve tried relentlessly to “take flight”, but for reasons unknown, I’m still there. There’s an immense feeling of suffocation, fright and frantic thoughts of being “stuck”. I don’t know why I can’t move, but I do know who I’m there for and what I’m there for.

Although I’d like to be flying to my next destination, God is simply saying, “Not yet”. I’ve realized I’m in a period of layover, and no matter what I do, I’m never going to move, until He says so. You may be in a similar position and are overwhelmed with feelings of being stuck, but I can assure you, you aren’t. Be patient, and understand that like me, God is preparing you for the flight you’ve always dreamed of!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

You’ve gotta be okay with that

As much as we try to be everything to everyone, sometimes we need to be stingy with ourselves. This won’t sit well with some people, and for obvious reasons, they’ll more than likely resent you or adopt a negative attitude towards you. Considering the fact that they’re angry at you, they’ll label you as “acting different” or “being funny”, and you’ve gotta be okay with that.

Not everyone will like you….and you’ve gotta be okay with that!

Not everyone will treat you the way you treat them….and you’ve gotta be okay with that!

Not everyone will be your friend….and you’ve (really) gotta be okay with that!

Not everyone wants to see you do well or support you….and you’ve (definitely) gotta be okay with that!

No matter the amount of curve balls life throws at you, “you’ve gotta be okay” with it! If you can’t handle the pitches (problems) in the minor league, how do you ever expect to make it to the major league?

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Not your problem!

Being negative is a choice! People choose to be that way, because they are looking for two things: attention and someone to blame! Regardless of their antics, don’t alter your character to mirror theirs! Be the bigger person and walk away, even though you’ll be alone! We all have choices, and how people go about making theirs, is not your problem! Besides, if they’re unhappy, they can choose to change it. If not, then they should at least stop talking about it! Live your life, even if they hate seeing you enjoy it!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Great Value

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been shallow. The looks, personality and attitude had to be a 10, and if a person failed to meet those requirements, I failed to give them any of my time or attention. The old saying goes, “Looks aren’t everything”, but to me they were. I didn’t care if you had the best personality, a wad full of money or had everything good going for you, if I didn’t think you looked good, then I felt as though you weren’t good enough for me. Whew! Thank God for growth!

I now realize I was so outta pocket, and when I look back over the few guys I passed on, I whip myself tirelessly for making such a huge (and dumb) mistake. I was that shopper that always went for the “name brand items”, and passed on the ones that were “lesser in value”. I don’t know why, but the name brand items “appeared” to be better. However, the more I bought them, the less appealing they were. Truthfully speaking, I was choosing the things that looked good to me, but were anything but. Needless to say, “Everything that looks good to you, isn’t good for you”.

As I rose from the depths of my shallowness, I started to gravitate towards the “Great Value” items. Although they were cheaper, it turns out they were actually better than the more expensive items. All those years I passed on “mediocre”, because I thought I had something great. If you haven’t figured it out by now, my shopping experience has nothing to do with “food”. It’s about me making the wrong selections as it relates to men. I didn’t give the nice guys, who weren’t so easy on the eyes a chance, because I was too hung up with looks.

Turns out the couple that I did entertain, were no doubt good-looking, but that’s where it ended. They had no substance and essentially, were a waste of my time. As a result of me being so caught up with looks, I couldn’t see anything else. I’ve learned to never judge a book by its cover! Instead, I open it up, read a few chapters, and then determine whether or not I want to continue on. Besides, some of the least appealing books, end up being a pretty “good read”!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue