Yesterday this was sent to me in my inbox by loyal reader A. Renae. She had seen it on Facebook (which I’m not a part of) and decided to share it with me. The sad part about this is that it rings true for a lot of families and we all must do better and not just with talk. Interestingly enough, I was watching Braxton Family Values the other night (I told y’all that I watch a lot of reality tv)and one of the sisters said to the others “I don’t know y’all anymore, Everybody’s doing their own thing and we don’t talk like we used to.”
How relevant is this in your family….AND what are you going to do about it? Check out what was sent to me below:

“It’s so Sad 😞 But The Truth! #Family ain’t what it used to be no more . It used to be a time when you could go to your grandmother/aunt house to get a plate, see your grandmama/aunt, chill with your cousins and just have fun. Now everybody CHOOSE who they wanna deal with, aunts/uncles CHOOSE which kids to be proud of, father(dads) CHOOSE which kids he want to take care of or which kids he want to deal with. Brothers and sisters treat friends better than family. 🤔 Cousins talk about their own family members and don’t realized their life is no better… Now the only time you see family is during a funeral. This cycle needs to change. 😟😒 Copy & Paste if you agree!!!!
Sometimes we have to be the one to make the change/difference. I intend to be the change. Love my family. All of them . Much love family.”


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???