“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm…As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”—Audrey Hepburn (via positive-outlooks)
Until you do right by me everything you even think about gonna fail.
That was the curse of Ms. Celie from “The Color Purple” and it had me thinking about the things I speak over my life and over the lives of others. It also made me reflect on the words people have spoken over my life.
I’m finally working towards my album and I’ve written to you guys about how I didn’t live out my full potential because I was extremely shy. Part of that “shyness” had to do with the fact that I was bullied and I believed the words people spoke over my life. I believed lies. I, in so many words, was cursed. As an adult I try to speak positive things to people I know and love because I realize how important the power of words are. The difference now is that I finally don’t believe lies that people speak over my life. Folks can say I’m ugly, dumb, never will be anything, too skinny to be beautiful, too goofy to be taken seriously, not good enough for whatever or whatever else and I DON’T CARE. I know Who’s I am and He created a powerful being that will one day change the world (however great or small the contribution).
I just want to encourage you all to be kind to one another. Hurtful words won’t do anyone any good. I’m working on it. I don’t want to cause harm with my words and I hope you realize how important yours are. Remember Ms. Celie’s words "everything you done to me is already done to you." It’s the truth. Speak love.