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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Pursue and you shall surely recover all!!!! And he recovered all!!!! Amen. There is no fear in love. Love will cover a multitude of sin. So, Tyler ALEX CROSS comes out for purchase on Feb. 5th in about 16 days!? Ok! And Tyler Perry's Madea GET A JOB (THE PLAY) on the same day -February 5, 2013! That will be a very interesting Tuesday. LoL... :-) I believe your Madea fans need to be made aware of that there. I believe they'll love to hear that. I haven't forgotten! They were going HAM back in Sept. LOL... OMG! I like they will be so happy to know its coming & will be available to them. I'm happy! I been waiting so long. It ain't even funny! LOL... I'm just messing w/ you. I'm just happy it available now -meaning 2/5/13!!!! The wait is over!!!! That's all that matters. :-) Ttyl :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Good night T! I love you, Ttyl :-)

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  • Alicia college park

    Tyler when I first laid eyes on you, my first ticket was a dairy of a madd black women. At that time is when I knew the Sergeant was sick so I was told by him to go but in my heart felt like it was you I was telling I wanted to see. Then Darrie'll was born in Detroit as we resided in Rochester whereas my best friend kim and Jeff they have been married over 25 year whereas they only have two boys Alex and Andrew. Ive lived in oakland county city of pontiac mi. Then Waterford Mi. Then the next time ive saw you in Fort Wayne were i live for five years as well bought tickets in october because my birthday oct. 2 and Darrie'll's 1-12. then i move here in Atlanta in april of 2011 whereas the Sergeant died May the 6 on my baby sister theresa birthday she resides in mississppi. Then Tyler all i wanted is to be closer to my dream and thats you. And they know i picked you and i know it was you i felt moving on the inside of my because one day lord showed me you as walked through my house caring a flash light but that was a vert long time ago. but when you release your worries god has my back and hes all i know. I also went downtown Atlanta to see you on the first night Maddea gets a job and Tyler anywhere you go. I would love to go also. I even cook Tyler your just like that Real deal.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I'm having conversation with u every day all day. It's just not always on here. Most times I'm not even typing in the conversations I'm having with u on here. I'm just having it. Laughing, talking noise & everything else! :P LoL... Do u know there are some conversations that I would NOT like to have on here? Believe it or not. Then there are other times that I just say what I wanna say. Whoever heard it or read it, I wasn't talking to them in the 1st place. I'm talking to you. For the most parts. I just thought u should know that. You & I are alike in some ways. I've noticed that over the years. :-) :) And each time I saw u w/ a female it .... it.... Smh! I can't tell u! But just know. To the point where u about hear me say, "put your hands on somebody else, if u want to & see what happens!" And of course I know u are an actor, I can respect that. And that will be all for right now. :-) Ttyl On! Thank you

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) Hi T!

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  • Alicia College Park .Ga.

    There right because I've done all the moment because my man was the Sergeant and no it's not dam fare when I done it by myself and Whitney and and that white house but my son father dead but he got it set until I get my spot so you can tell her to step down out my stop because Sergeant Ross set up up next and anit noone to break that curse because he's dead and use me to do it won't work because it's set to attack until I get paid even the white house can't do nothing, so pay me because it's going to hit hard and I see it coming but you gise I've been just talking that what you gise think because I just sit back because anit s*** going forward or any type of way and I'm not worry because nothing can't touch me because, I moved all you gise it's like all for one so get my sons VA money he's ten and tell M's Whitney daughter, I'm here and that dam white house I want my son father money because he was to sick to do the moments and t here in college park and my son is ten and not nine. Like the movie states. I see a hold lot of dead people until im paid with my shares and it's set on any next person that goes in that white house without being paid because she don't s scare me because I did the job and that white house set so Whitney daughter she next because its set for life on my share because they will join Whitney and I don't have run or say nothing else nor touch you because it's air bore and Sergeant train me over 16 years and I think I'll pay because nothing is passing through me or my son ever until we are paid and you gise don't worry about her because only I can sit there because sergeant set minds up. Whitney daughter I can't say that a** because he knew I was sweet and faith so he never seen his son and you can't bring the dead alive. So you gise couldnt use us. Like you've been so your gise time is short o by the The way she killed her own Moms because im double o noone you know and my sons blood type send it right back.

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  • Malinda

    Dear Mr. Perry, I hope all is well and this new year brings you no new worries. I have been a silent fan for many, many years. Never the one to write letters or join fan clubs. As I too am very busy and figures if I don't have time to check and respond to my email and messages I KNOW you don't have time and who wants a note, letter or response from some staff member pretending to be you. When I stopped by today and read your encouraging message to keep digging I was compelled to write in. Please allow me to share with you and your subscribers my joy. I am the mother of a 10 year old boy who is on his way to greatness. This young man is everything a mother could want. He is very well mannered, a straight A student, great athlete and just a good, very well rounded young man. For his birthday he asked for a quad and after tallying up the gifts he received, he had just the right amount for a pretty decent size quad. About a week or so later he heard a commercial on the radio for an acting/modeling school. I explained that these things are very expensive and he offered to forego the bike and use his money to assist with the payments, After signing him up and spending more than $1,500 it turns out this was of course a SCAM! My baby was heart broken and it broke my heart that this hurt him so badly. I promised to still get him his bike once the Spring rolls around (even if that means borrowing from my 401K) because he DESERVES it. He has been in many community shows and school plays and recently he participated in his first orators competition. And if I must say so, he was GOOD. I am not asking for a handout I just want as many people as possible to go to youtube.com and watch his video. Hopefully someone somewhere will see him and give him the shot he so desperately deserves. As his mother I owe it to him to KEEP DIGGING. Thank you for that word. I needed that deposit into my spirit. I will not let this young mans talents go to waste. If I feel this way about my boy, I can only imagine the joy your mother must have had for you Black Girls Rock. But so do BLACK BOYS damnit!!! :) One Love, One Proud Mama

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  • elle ruise

    Mr. Perry, that story really blessed my soul

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    All night All day the angels are watching over.... :-) ...LoL... You Dig?! :-) I just decided it would be a Fun Filled Day w/ just you & I! No interruptions. Like, DO NOT DISTURB sign. LOL... LOL... give'em ya number & I'll call & I'll follow that ___ thru the mall!! LoL... Omg! You don't say! I just had to throw that up in there. :-) That's all. All week here the kids been getting out 1/2 a day. And Tai is off from work today. He & D'Andre are both chillin, doing what that do. I, myself, I'm running more & more hot bath water in the tub as I'm sipping on ice tea(not no long island ice tea either) just plain ice tea. While talking w/ you all over the place. :-) Yes!! What this summer look like? Spring/Summer? What it look like to you? Well, ok. Do u like Air Hockey? What is it you like to do in your pass time that excites you? :-) I asked u how many weeks will u be taking off this year...8-40weeks? LOL.... Tell everyone I say,Hello! And I'll get back with u in a lil bit :-)

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  • Tiffani Phelps Atlanta

    Dear Tyler, I hope this comment finds you and everyone who reads it healthy, whole, and well. I recently started a nonprofit organization for teen girls called Fly-Chicks, Inc. Please checkout our website at (www.fly-chicks.com). Our mission is to establish a national network of support, information, and resources for teen girls as they transition into healthy, strong, successful women. One of the many ways we acheive this mission is by creating platforms wherein teen girls and women can start a conversation about all things related to life, God, and purpose. We advocate to bridge the communication gap between all generations of women because we all need guidance and support at some point during our journey. Teen girls need to know that they are not alone in their struggles. We encourage women to be "storytellers" by being open and honest about the things they encountered as adolesecents and had to overcame as adults. Just like you, I believe God molds us from our pain, to help us fully understand His promise and purpose for our lives, which ultimately helps us stay the course and pursue our purpose with passion and persistence. Fly-Chicks, Inc would love to partner with you to share some of the stories and words of wisdom that so many women have shared with us in an effort to help teen girls. If you have time, please join our NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL -- Real Life, Real Talk-- that occurs EVERY3rd THURSDAY AT 9PM EST. DIAL-IN ACCESS CODE 750906# ...Hope you can make it!

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  • Alicia College Park

    Tyler I want to take you way back for one moment, OK do you remember the song these three word. My three words for you today is that, I love you. Then,do you remember if this world were minds, I'll give you anything, Because, Tyler you're the key to my heart. Tyler also do remember the song, Let's get it on, because Marvin G** knew I was talking to you because, that song came alive, when I first laid my eyes on you. Tyler just this last one song. Do you remember the time because when Michael Jackson song that song that was it College Park then became my home as well because you are a great man of wisdom and very tasty words. I love you because Michael made me wish that ,it was me that you would remember. Because if I couldn't have the man of my dreams aleast to get closer to my dreams and I love that song as well. Then when I saw you I then knew, im closer to my dreams.

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Love! :-) Happiness :-) Wholeness :-) Nothing Missing :-) Nothing Broken... Body Soul & Spirit! You Ready T? :P :-) Good night Ttyl. I love you & here's a Big Tight Hug from me to you. :-) Have a great day 2mrrw. #Peace #Love and #Happiness Song: "Just Me & You" that should say, "You & Me!" But it doesn't so, oh well! 2 Occasions -night & day! :o !!!!

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