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Well, I posted on social media yesterday that the weekend sucked every single thought I’ve ever had in my head…OUT. But, for those of you here on email…you didn’t see that. Sorry.
Listen, I promised myself, God and YOU a long time ago that if I had nothing to say, then I wouldn’t say a thing. I don’t believe in command performances or simply putting something out there for the sake of putting something out there. I get up every morning (mostly:) still loving this and still having something to say…and when I don’t, I imagine it will be like the scene in Forest Gump where he simply STOPPED running.
That’s not this. This is saying that there are days we have nothing to give OUT.
Life can be messy y’all. I know I’m not sharing a single thing that all of us don’t know. And sometimes, in the midst of messy, anything to say that is of any value to others simply dissipates. We’ve poured out to those around us or been sucked dry if you want to get real honest…to where there’s not a DROP left in that bowl. DRY. Just bone dry.
So, I thought I had something to say this morning when I started writing, but I guess I really didn’t. I do know this. When I feel depleted, I now recognize it quickly. It used to take a while. So now, top on my list is filling back up because an empty mama ain’t no good to nobody.
True life looks like knowing when to say hold the phone y’all…I’m locking my doors so don’t knock unless you’re dying…I need to BE with the only one who knows how to fill me back up. I need to BE with the only one who is TRUTH, speaks TRUTH, keeps me focused on TRUTH. I need to BE with the only one who IS sustenance. I’ll check back in later. Until then. Feed yourself.
All those around you WILL survive if you say that. But if you and I keep going “for others” at the expense of self…we won’t.
I love you.
P.S. The picture above is TRUE LOVE. A friend who says come down here. I’m cooking for you. I’m listening to you. I’m loving on you. Oh, and I bought you a bottle of wine labeled “ROUGH DAY.” 😍