All, but not enough

Margaret has a six-figure paying job, but for her, it’s not enough.

She has the car and house of her dreams, however, it’s not enough.

She gets to travel around the world at the expense of others, yet it’s still not enough.

She has power and people at her beck and call, but clearly it’s not enough.

Margaret appears to have it all, but it’s just not good enough!

Can you tell what Margaret is missing? Although she has everything others would possibly want and more, the one thing Margaret doesn’t have is happiness. She thought money was the answer, but it only created more problems. She figured once she had the car and house of her dreams that she’d be content, but not even it could soothe her pain. By traveling all around the world, she was able to live a full life, but deep down inside she still remained empty. She sits in a high position and people are at her disposal, yet she can’t make the misery go away.

It doesn’t matter someone’s finances, status or position in life, if they lack happiness, they’ll never be sufficient. Sometimes we think we can determine the state of one’s happiness, based upon outward appearances, but it’s the things that we can’t see that would give us the true picture. People can play pretend with the world, but can’t be real with themselves. However, just because someone shows you how bright their life is, doesn’t mean things are always lit.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Greed

Two weeks ago, I was blessed with an opportunity of a lifetime, well, at least in my lifetime! I spoke to close to 400 students, faculty and staff, at one of the high schools in North, AL. Upon my arrival, I didn’t really know how many students I was going to speak to, because the number fluctuated between 300-350. I was very nervous to say the least, but with God’s grace, I knew I would get through it. When I met the Principal, he informed me that I was originally to scheduled to speak in the auditorium, but due to me speaking to the ENTIRE high school, they could only accommodate me in the gymnasium.

Talk about insanity! I was thrilled, ecstatic and had feelings of apprehension, all at once. Doubt started to set in, but I knew this is what I was called to do, so I closed my ears to defeat and eyes to fear. I was in my element, and the words flowed like milk and honey. Granted after it was over, I felt as though I didn’t really give my best, because every time I surveyed the audience of 300 (plus), I couldn’t help but wonder if I touched them or bored them? However, based upon the praise, compliments and positive feedback, it’s safe to say they “felt” what I said.

At the end of the day, I was on an absolute high, and there was no way I was coming down anytime soon. I became greedy, and wanted more….so much more, and whatever I set my mind to do, I don’t stop until I conqueror it. Many of you know, that I am a Motivational Speaker, and I get paid great money to speak with high school students, but none of you know that I am in the early phases of working to become a Certified Life Coach. I told you I was greedy! I know without a doubt that God has blessed me with a wonderful gift! I love what I do, and how my story makes them feel is much more rewarding than the pay.

I’ve shared this before, and I’ll share this again, the stars are still there…..all you’ve got to do is reach for them! It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve waited to achieve your goals. All that matters is that you put your best foot forward, apply lots of effort, quite a bit of sweat and plenty of tears, and you’ll be where you want to be. However, you’ve got to be okay with knowing that success rarely comes on the first attempt, so keep working until you reach it!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue