It’s amazing how much we need each other on this planet. Too often we get into our own cocoon and act like we don’t need other people. BUT then life happens and we easily come to realize that we in fact do need other people. Whether it’s a neighbor to watch your house while you’re on vacation, or a stranger to help you pick up something that you can’t quite manage yourself, or perhaps a friend to listen when you need a shoulder to cry on……we all need someone. Sometimes the answer to your problem is sitting right next to you BUT if you don’t open your mouth, you may never know. We are placed in each others lives for various reasons. As much as we so desperately try to be independent, we find ourselves needing someone else for some reason. Here’s hoping you find that someone that you need and who needs you….
This song is by Hezekiah Walker: “I need you to Survive.”


I’m posting this more for myself than anyone else. This is a song I heard for the first time last year and I tried for the longest to find it or who sang it. I could not remember enough about it to even pull it up online. Last night I heard it on the radio and I gathered enough information to go online and find out more about it. The song is called “What They See is What They’ll Be” by Kathleen Bertrand. It is a very laid back gospel tune but I’m more impressed by the lyrics than anything else. It speaks great wisdom to all of us as we live our lives. You never know whose life you’re impacting each and every day. There are so many people, especially these younger kids, who are so impressionable. Just as the chorus in the song says…”What They See Is What They’ll Be.”
What are you putting in place for them to see???


Heap dirt. Isolated on white background

Heap dirt. Isolated on white background

One day earlier this week. I commented on one of my co-worker’s new hairdo (or don’t…if you know what I mean). She responded…… “YES!!! I am the queen on her throne—-looking down on all these peasants.” I assured her that she didn’t have far down to look. Her comment was that there are plenty of people that she looks down on. Of course, I assured her that on this planet, we are all the same. She on the other hand indicated that we definitely are not. I encouraged her to take time to stand near the restroom and watch how many people during the course of the day go in and sit on the same commode…..
This conversation reminded me of a sermon I heard being preached by Megachurch Pastor, TD Jakes. Jakes also has a daytime talk show. This sermon was several years ago and I’m not sure what exactly he was preaching about. I just remember the part where Jakes talked about dirt.
Genesis 2:7 King James Bible
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Jakes reminded the congregation as the bible indicates, we are all dirt. He went on to say that we may buy designer clothes…for our dirt, get a degree… for our dirt, or even get a fancy car to drive our dirt around. BUT………….it’s still all dirt. That, my friends is such a wonderful lesson in people realizing that no one person on this planet is better than the other. Right now, I’ve got to put my dirt in the shower. Enjoy the remainder of this beautiful day!!!