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

Discredited dreams

You’re excited! I mean, really, really excited and you want everyone to hear about it. You can barely contain yourself, because things are about to get “real”……..your dreams, that is. Until, you find out that what’s everything to you, is nothing more than a “fantasy” to someone else. In fact, they have a hard time believing “dreams do come true”, because they don’t have any. As a result of their unbelief, they will discredit your dreams, and consider them mere fairytales, because they know that rarely do they exist. Although you want them to share in your joy, they can’t find any. You see, those are your dreams and what you see for yourself, they don’t. So, don’t expect them to support your dreams when they can’t understand why you have them. In the words of my Therapist, “Giraffe’s can’t share their dreams with turtles, because they can’t see what you do”!

Remember, you have the ability to “see things far away”, and ever so often, you’ll find people trying to obstruct your view. Whatever you do, don’t let them “get in the way” of your dreams!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

No boundaries

There aren’t any limits to God, nor what He’s able to do for you. With Him, divisions, borders and partitions cease to exist, and anytime you need Him, He’s always there, because nothing or no one can “get in the way“. The devil will try, and when he does, remind him that not even he can stand between you and God! He doesn’t want you to get close to God or have a relationship with Him, because he feels what he can offer you is better, when all he gives you is trouble……the same trouble that God always brings you out of.

Although the enemy brings about many sufferings, I’d rather be with the one who not only suffered for me, but has helped me get through mine.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Unforgettable

I remember when I used to pray and cry for the things that I now have. I didn’t know where they were coming from or when I’d get them, but I always knew who was going to give it to me. #blessed

I remember the numerous evictions and being homeless and staying in hotels. Now, I’m trying to decide if I want to stay in an apartment or just buy a house. #appreciative

I remember what it’s like to go to bed hungry, because of very little food or none at all. Now, my struggle is no longer not having anything to eat, but knowing when to stop! #grateful

I remember using an old shopping cart from the community grocery store to push our dirty clothes to the laundromat, down the street. Now, I just go to my room and push my hamper down the hall to the laundry room. #thankful

I remember not having any clothes to wear or re-washing the shirt I had worn just the previous day, so that I could have something to wear to school. Now, I stand in my closet for 30 minutes to an hour or so, thumbing through, trying to find something to wear (only to change again, and again and again). #options

I remember when I thought I’d never be able to talk about my struggles. Yet, here I am trying to help you get through yours. #hopeful

Although I’ve been through a lot, I will never take for granted what God has done for me and how far He has brought me. You’re struggling now, but very soon, you’ll be sharing your unforgettable story!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue