They could be you

“I’m hungry”, said the man, and “I have no money for food”.

I gave, because he was me.

“Can you help me, please? I was evicted out of my home, and I have no place to go”.

I gave, because she was me.

“Ma’am, I’ve lost my job and don’t know how I’m going to provide for my family”, said the woman holding the sign on the street corner.

I gave, because they were me.

I know what it’s like to be hungry, homeless, jobless, destitute, in need and without. No matter who I see or regardless of what their situation is, I give, because I want to help. But, more importantly, I give because God gave me! Don’t ever turn your back on those in need, because one day, “they could be you”!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Lois Lane

Do you want to go the rest of your life, being Ms. Lois Lane?

because every time problems arise, you call for help once again

Rather than wiggle yourself out of trouble, you choose to remain bound and tied

but the minute I set you free, suddenly, your hands are stretched open wide

Not to show any gratitude, appreciation or thankfulness

but to save you from the ——- you’ve created, as a result of your carelessness

You are not helpless. You just refuse to help yourself!

There will be many people you encounter, that are looking for help and a handout. All their lives, they’ve had someone to give them everything they wanted, but not what they needed….which is responsibility! Quickly, your role has changed from “helper” to “enabler”, because you aren’t holding them accountable for themselves, because they know they can depend on you. It’s okay if you want to be kind and lend someone a “helping hand”, but make sure they’re using it to pull themselves up, and NOT bring you down!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Nothing to lose

Helping others win, is not going to cause you to lose. Any chance I get to help advance someone, I do it, because I want my extension to be the reason for their ascension. Then too, whatever is mine will be, so I don’t feel the need to keep people down, because I don’t want to see them come up or surpass me. We all could use a little elevation, without all the hating. I’m confident, because I know what I’ve got and just because I have it, doesn’t mean I can’t help others get it too. We’ve got to learn to support and uplift one another. I’m a firm believer that we all need to help someone progress, but understand your willingness to help won’t cause you to go backwards or fall. Success is not a secret, so if you’ve acquired it, share it with someone who’s only dreamed about it, because they feel it’s impossible to attain. You can show them what it looks like, but they’ll benefit more if you just TELL THEM. Besides, you’ve got nothing to lose!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue