Clinging for strength

*In the wake of the 9 individuals who lost their lives in a plane crash on January 26, 2020, this post is dedicated to those who are still living in the dark, are lost or have lost a loved one, and are struggling to come to terms with their death*

I know what it’s like to be helpless and despondent, sitting in despair, hoping and praying to be saved. I’ve lived in some dangerously low valleys, and there were times I thought I’d drown, because I didn’t have anything or anyone to grab hold to. It was a struggle to stay above water, when I was surrounded by a sea of hurt and pain. I, too, know how you feel. I was literally fighting for survival, while weakened from life’s many torrents. Things became so dark and dreary, that I lost sight of hope, and the light at the end of the tunnel. Although that is in the past, the hurt still lingers on. I’m in a much better place now, but it took me days, weeks, months, and years even, to get where I am.

There are many people going through a pretty rough storm, wondering if they’ll ever see the sun again. Their heart is broken, and the thing that they lost, is the only thing that can mend it again. They’re in agony and pain and too weak to pick themselves up. They need help getting through whatever it is they’re enduring, so don’t walk away, because they’re clinging to you for strength.

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Steel weak

Cast iron ain’t got nothing on me and wood breaks as soon as it’s hit

Concrete is solid and aluminum foils but I’m more powerful than all of it

People talk and when they do, I let them speak their mind

I would care about the things they say, but it doesn’t bother me this time

The insults they hurl and negativity they throw, barely touches the surface

Hate is strong, but it doesn’t affect me, so what exactly is its purpose?

The attacks keep coming and because I’m resilient, I keep on bouncing back

No matter the weapon they use against me, they’ll never be my match

They spread rumors, employ lies and drag me through the dirt

But because I’m not the least bit affected, none of the bulls*** hurt

I can take anything that comes my way, so shoot your best shot

If name calling is the best you have, then nothing is all you’ve got

Titanium is tough, but I’m tougher, and can withstand any level of heat

Although I’m made of stainless steel, sometimes I do get weak

Have you ever met someone who claimed that no matter what people said or did to them, didn’t hurt? Although I am strong and my exterior is “hard”, words still bother me! I’m finishing up a book on Understanding the power of words, and no matter how much we exclaim they have none, they do. However, you can choose to take it away! Don’t give the enemy your power, use it against them!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue

Walk….even if you’re alone!

I’m not a real big exercise enthusiast, but whenever I do work out, I’d rather walk more than anything. The gym bores me, but walking gives me clarity and peace of mind. I’m able to empty the mental garbage that has been dumped on me throughout the day, and process how well work may or may not have gone, without my thoughts trying to compete with the noisy machines or constant grunts of the weightlifters.

I used to have a walking buddy, but I now walk alone, because it’s what works best for me. At first, I missed the conversations we had, and the friendly competitions we often found ourselves in, by trying to see whose day was more worse than the other’s. However, the absence of chatter doesn’t bother me anymore, because I’m more in tune and attentive to what He is trying to say to me. My listening skills have sharpened and so have I.

A lot of times, you’re going to find yourself in situations that require you to “walk”. You’ve got to learn to “walk” away from negativity, and anything or anyone that is a threat to your peace of mind! Granted when you do make the decision to be the bigger person, you will be walking alone, because there aren’t many people who chose to take the high road. I used to be one of them, and always felt as though I “had to have the last say”.

However, now I’ve chosen to walk away from mess and all the negative thoughts that could harvest, as a result of me listening to garbage! Sometimes, it’s not easy, but it’s what’s best, not just for you, but the other person as well. Maybe by them seeing you not engage and instead choosing to walk, they’ll do the same!

Until next time my NOTE takers!

Writefully yours,

Deetra La’Rue