Fed Up!

We are tired!

We are exhausted!

We are people too, and we WILL be heard!

My life MATTERS! The color of my skin should NOT!

We need justice, and it’s going to take more than “just us” to do it!

There is strength in numbers, but there is POWER in actions!

EVERYBODY plays a part in this….don’t allow silence to stop you from doing yours!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

On a lighter note…

A colleague and friend of mine, sent me an email that contained a powerful message about four lit candles. One candle represented peace, and the others, faith, love and hope. Each one of them had a specific purpose, but they were unable to serve it, because no one had peace, they lacked faith and didn’t understand the importance of love, so they all lost their flame. However, the last candle that remained, was hope. Because of its unwavering power, it kept burning and was able to relight the others. We all have those four candles planted deep inside of us, but some people have allowed their hardships, life experiences and winds of doubt, to blow their flames completely out. They’ve lost their spark, and couldn’t set themselves ablaze, even if they wanted too. So many bad things has happened to them, therefore, they’ve become weak, hopeless and can’t find positivity in anything. They don’t see a way out, and their life has become very dim. Because they lack the ability to shine, you have to be the light in the midst of their darkness. You are their candle of hope! Whatever you do, never stop burning, because your fire can reignite their flame!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Today is a GOOD day (to love)

Happy Good Friday to those of you who celebrate this wonderful day! For those of you who don’t, I hope you will join me next year! On this day over 2000 thousand years ago, a man laid down His life, so that I could have mine. I am forever grateful and appreciative for God using his Son to take my charge, even though He had done nothing wrong. The act alone, is the purest form of love! God is love, so why can’t we love each other? It doesn’t matter one’s religious beliefs, denomination or choice not to believe, we all could use a little more love. So, get up, get out and spread some love, while I continue to spread His Word!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Walk in peace

The COVID-19 pandemic is running rapidly, but so is God. You might not think He’s working, but He is, even when everyone’s done for the day. In fact, He hasn’t taken a break since this outbreak. He’s moving, even when it seems the world is standing still. He’s already worked things out, as we sit and try to figure out, what next? I know you think He doesn’t care, but 1 Peter 5:7 tells us that He does. “Well, He’s says He loves us, but I can’t tell. Look at what’s going on”! Whether you believe or not, He knows exactly what’s going on and He’s going to take care of it! Let Him do what He knows how to do, and you need to trust that it’ll get done!

Be well, exercise precaution, but most importantly, activate your FAITH!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Taking it back

You have something that belongs to me. I’m not sure why you took it, when it wasn’t yours to begin with. However, I need it back! It’s been gone for so long, that I forgot what it felt like. I’ve become so weak, because it held all my strength. No matter what I was going through, it always reminded me that everything was going to be okay. To be honest, I didn’t know that I could miss something so much, until I was without it. I’ve lost my mind, because I no longer have peace of mind. So, hand it over, because I’m taking it back!

Stop letting thieves steal from you. You saw what it did to your “joy”.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Keeping the peace

When you’ve found what makes you happy, do whatever is necessary to keep it. What you have is desired, and people will stop at nothing to take it away. It’s puzzling, to say the least, because even in the midst of your chaos, you’ve yet to let it go. After all you’ve gone through, you should’ve “lost” it by now, but you kept holding on, because it’s all you’ve got. Besides, it took you forever to get it, and there’s nothing you want more, than to “keep the peace”. Having a peace of mind, is one of the most important things you have, and it’s your duty to protect it. Because of its power, you’ll have people, things and distractions seeking to obtain it, but you’ve got to do all you can to contain it. Don’t allow anyone to take your peace, because it’s not theirs to keep!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

When your peace of mind is worth more than the heartbreak

Being the bigger person sucks at times! The pressure is always on you to take the high road, when all you want to do is take your tormentor down the horrendous road, they’ve dragged you on for so long. I’m angry, my blood boils and I’m doing everything within my power, to stop my heart from beating with hate. At this point, I’m hurt and just want to give in to my desires, as wrongful as they may be. Besides, it’s costing me too much; my peace of mind for one!

I can’t always say I’ve been around good situations or the very best of people. More times than I’d like to admit, I was involved in a lot of unnecessary and hurtful arguments/disagreements. Expletives were yelled, voices reached their highest pitch and feelings were hurt, although no one wanted to admit it. My eyes are burning with rage, as I sit here taking a trip down memory lane.

No longer wanting to be apart of the problem, I began to turn a blind eye to all the envy and hate. I silenced myself in arguments and took a backseat to the drama, so I thought. Although I was in “attendance”, I promise you I wasn’t “present”. I became a punching bag, and I started allowing people to say whatever they wanted without striking back. Besides, it wouldn’t have done any good anyway, because their blows were much more lethal than any defense I could give.

Instead, I just sat there and took the beating……punch, after punch, after punch. I kept telling myself, “It’s okay. You’re not affected by any of this”. In fact, I was affected. I was angry, extremely bothered and wanted revenge! I couldn’t just sit back and allow someone to continue to treat me any less than I was, just because they felt that way about themselves. I….WAS……MAD! Not for the simple fact of how I was being treated, but because my peace of mind was gone! How could I allow someone to take the only thing I knew they couldn’t have?

I had to get my peace of mind back, because to me, it was worth more than the heartbreak of not having a relationship with someone very close to me. Then too, their actions alone proves to me, they not only don’t care about my feelings, but they don’t want a relationship with me. But, you know what? I’m totally fine with that!

I’ve settle on the idea that I can love people from afar. I don’t have to have a relationship with certain people, because I may never get the one I desire anyway. However, my peace of mind is too valuable for me to have it ruined, because of how someone else feels about me. I shouldn’t have to pay for their feelings! Rather than stay entangled in a position that I didn’t create for myself, I just chose to walk away. It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but it’s for the absolute best!

*****Whispers to self, I would care, but this doesn’t involve me!*****

Until next time Note takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

G.O.A.L for 2019

Happy New Year, everyone! Wishing all of God’s eternal blessings upon you! I don’t have a post today, other than to let each and everyone of you know, it’s time to Get Out And Live (G.O.A.L.) for 2019! No more being stressed, depressed or worried about the things you don’t have. Be grateful for the things you do have, and whatever you stand in need of, put in the WORK until you get it!

Sometimes, we are so caught up in materialistic things and wanting what others have, that we miss out on opportunities….opportunities we would’ve seen, had we not been so focused on others. Money comes and goes, but don’t allow your happiness to follow it! Be you, but most importantly, be PROUD of you! It’s a brand new year, make it a GREAT one!

Until next time my Note takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue