Only just begun

Your job is on the line, and you don’t know whether you’re in or out. Although “out” is exactly what you want, you can’t help but wonder, where will that leave you. You want to worry, but you can’t, because you’ve already decided against that. Besides, it doesn’t solve anything. Just a few short years ago, everything was great and going extremely well, but now you’re not so sure. You question if this is the end of the road, because you’ve reached a point of no return. However, even though things may look bad or near the end, it’s during those times, that things are only just beginning. You’ve possibly fulfilled your purpose, and now it’s time for something else. Don’t be afraid to close one chapter, because you’re unsure what the next one may bring. Sometimes, it’s going to take you leaving a good thing for something better, before you realize it was the best thing for you to do!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Give it time

We’re only five days into the new year, and you already want to quit. You haven’t give your situation any time to grow, because you felt like you did that last year. All of the confetti, streamers and bullhorns that welcomed you on January 01, have been silenced by shouts of doubt. You went from laying claims on 2020, to laying down your dreams and goals. You thought that once the clock struck midnight, things would instantly change, but Cinderella already wrote that story. Although things have not been as instantaneous as you anticipated, doesn’t mean you have nothing to look forward to. Anything can happen, but you’ve got to give it time to!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Temporary Showers

Last night it rained

The showers were sudden and unexpected, because I hadn’t seen a dark cloud in sight

I immediately went for “cover”, even though I could still feel the water hit my face

My cries thundered and there was nothing I could do to calm them

I tossed and turned and fought with sleep to come sooner, but even it failed to bring me rest

The downpour was heavy and lasted for what seemed like forever

But, before I could silence it, He had already quieted the storm

You’ll have your moments to cry and your share of storms to weather. It’ll feel as if your gloomy days outweigh your clear skies, but regardless of how bad they get, the rage is only for a little while. Don’t make a temporary situation last forever, just because you can’t see through the dark clouds. Eventually, they’ll disappear and so will the storm!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Feast your eyes on this

Sit down. I’ve been expecting you. I hope you came with an appetite, because what I have prepared for you, will satisfy all of your cravings. Not only will it be fulfilling, but it’ll be like nothing you’ve had before. Neither Burger King or McDonald’s can give you what I can. Although you may “Have it your way” and proclaim “I’m lovin it”, once you get a taste of what I have to offer, you’ll never want anything else again. So please, take your seat and allow me to serve you. As you sit down, I want you to take special notice of those around you. I know you may be wondering why they are standing, but I didn’t have any room for them at the table. Granted you are seated alone, but it’s only because, this spread was prepared just for you. Partake of this food and eat until your heart’s content, for I have “prepared a feast for you in the presence of your enemies”. Take and indulge in the many blessings I have given you, and worry not as they look on. I extended an invitation to them as well as I did you. However, I gave you the provisions, and them a front row seat!

No matter what you are going through or up against, God will bless you abundantly, and do it in front of your enemies!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

At least I didn’t give up

I don’t feel like fighting today, so that’s it, you win

Call me lazy, worthless or whatever you may, but I’m pretty sure I’ve already done the same

Every new day is looking more and more like the old

And I don’t think I can continue to relive the past

I should be over this, but I’m not, so bear with me while I talk this shit out

I need to get a grip, but when I think I do, I lose my handle

I’m tired and have never worked so hard to live

Funny, because I make life seem so easy, right?

Um, yeah, about that…..I have a very good way of manipulating one’s perception

I’m what you would call the “Pen and Teller” of distortion

Because I’ll have you seeing one thing, when it’s something entirely different

Tricks aren’t necessarily my thing, but hey, when you’re desperate, you’ll use whatever you have

Speaking of have, have you ever wondered why people talk about the same thing over and over again?

For some, they’re in need of attention, others a cry for help, but for me, it’s cleansing

Every time I open my mouth to speak, I rid myself of toxins

Otherwise, if I held on to them, they’d kill me…..literally!

Sheesh! The struggle is real, but I want to be able to say I got through it

You probably don’t get me, understand me or my reason for doing what I do

And much like you I sometime feel the same

However, while you’re so busy trying to figure me out

I’m here wondering if I’ll make it out of bed today

My life is like a whirlpool, stuck in one never-ending cycle

But, although I’m not at my best, at least I didn’t give up

I know a lot of my posts are repetitive, hard, admittedly depressing and no doubt “dark”. However, the more and more I talk about my struggles, the closer I get to the “light”. For those of you still struggling to make it through the tunnel, hold on, “A change is going to come”!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue