Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MY FEET ARE OFF THE GROUND...

Today, I got one of my coursework result and I was so sad I actually started crying because I was two marks away from a 1st class and I wanted that 1st class so badly. It's not because I'm so competitive I am crazy, it's because I like to push myself and I always wanna beat my best, if that makes any sense.


After crying for a while, I felt kinder bad because people got lower marks and I was here lamenting and I remembered the Bible verse that says 'in all things we should give thanks to God', so I did just that. I went on facebook and I found this note from Tyler Perry and I thought I'd share it with you beautiful people...

This morning I woke and was so frustrated about all the stuff I'm dealing with, trying to get this studio open. I was about to open my mouth and start complaining when I remembered something that happened to me about a year ago.

I was walking to my car and this woman who looked to be homeless started walking towards me. I'm ashamed to say this but I thought, "I don't feel like being hustled today." Then I got quickly convicted. I felt guilty so I started digging in my pocket for some money. As she got closer I noticed that she had the kindest eyes that I had ever seen. As I was reaching into my pocket she started to speak. I thought, "Here goes the sales pitch". She said "Excuse me sir, I need some shoes". Can you help me? My eyes filled with water because I remember being out on the streets and having only one pair of run over shoes. I was taken aback for a second. 

I took her inside the studio and had my wardrobe people find shoes in her size. As she put the shoes on she started crying, praising God and thanking Jesus, and saying, "My feet are off the ground! My feet are off the ground!" Several of the wardrobe people started crying. I was crying. But I never forgot that, "My feet are off the ground!"

I thought, "Wow! All she wanted was some shoes." She quickly disappeared and never asked me for a dime. I realized that I still had the money in my hand so I went out looking for her. She was gone just that quick so I looked all around the neighborhood for her. I found her standing on a corner looking down at her shoes still crying. I was so touched I asked her how she had gotten homeless. She told me that she had AIDS and that she was waiting to get into a shelter. She said that her family had turned their backs on her and she had nowhere to go and that God would make a way for her. I said to myself, "He just did." Her faith and her praise moved me.

I took her to a nearby hotel and put her up until she was able to get on her feet. I had someone that worked for me to check on her from time to time and make sure that she had food and clothes. After about a month or so we lost touch but I never forgot her.

This past summer I was shooting "Daddy's Little Girls" and this woman walks up to me smiling. I didn't recognize her face but her eyes were familiar. She had on a really nice dress and her hair was done. It was her! She told me that the little help that I had given her changed her life. She was in a house now and doing very well. 

I said all of that to say this. After I met this woman, every time I think about complaining and mumbling I remember, "My feet are off the ground!"



So I may not have gotten a 1st class, but my feet are off the ground and I am grateful to God...xx
Denim Shirt- H&M
Skater Skirt- River Island
Belt- Primark
Wristwatch- Versace
                                                           Lots of love...xo

10 comments:

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    Keep up the good work x
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  2. You're so freaking cute!! LOVE your style!

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  3. U look gorge!!
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  4. U may not have gotten that class but your attitude is great! Continue to be grateful to God. That denim top is soooo cute! Fab look! Now following you!

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  5. i really like this outfit, you gave me an idea
    :)
    yea we can fallow each other.

    thank you for passing by.

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  6. What a lovely look on you. Nice blog. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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