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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.

    What are you doing T? Are you awake?

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :) Tyler, are u up waiting on me? Yes, I'm sleepy. You holding me tonight? :-) All night long! LoL!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    We need to talk. :-) Seriously

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  • Bulou V. Robanakadavu Menlo Park, Ca

    True words indeed, Mr T.Perry ... Thank you for sharing this message ... God bless ! Appreciate all the good works you and your fellow workers have and are doing ~ Thank Y'all :) :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    ..He loves me WITHOUT a shadow of doubt... :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Let me not leave out, all of the guys where his friends & deacons & etc of the church. Really! And he, as he was, just stood there letting them talk all that none sense to me. Thats why I was so hot. On top of them being there, one or two was talking trash all up in my face & was saying nothing as usual. I refuse to be with a guy who doesn't have his own mind. And who will not speak for himself & who can not love me as I am to be loved. I just refuse to! I'm going to know my man loves me with a shadow of doubt. Believe that! I will not have it any other way. :-) Thank you! ...LoL... :-) :)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, it was on Nov.15, 2007 when I parted from a marriage. It was Jan. 2008 when I was served my papers. Thank the Lord for that! Since this time this person & I have not once come into contact with one another besides to get the car back while I was at work in the Barber Shop, see thru windows all over the shop & I see 6-7 guys out there messing with the car. What did I do? Do u know? And after that situation was over & I just left the shop, got in the car & told them, "please follow me home! Since all yall wanna be coming up here with all this foolishness!" I actually was trying to keep my cool. I had to go out there though. I was trying to be nice. Up until they keep on & on. So, I decided after the police showed up & left to just. Go inside, get my keys & belongs & I drove home. You talking about mad!? After I cooled off I went back to the shop. The manager told me how my eyes was looking when I looked out at them. I didn't notice it. All I know is I was shocked at it took 6-7 of yall, really to come up to my job with all of this? They never showed up at the house & man, wasn't I mad! You already know who I called to tell about this right here. Paulette will know when I have been pushed to a place no one wants to go. Anyways, on Valentine's Day they pulled something & the car lot got it & he got it back. I wasn't even gonna worry about that right there. It was 1month later, back in Dallas,Tx. Oh, I was the only female working in the Barber Shop with about 7 guys. So, all I can assume is they thought one of them was gonna get involved or something. I don't know but that wasn't the case. Not one of my co-workers got in that. They asked was I okay when I came back in. Me not knowing at the time that my manager, which was an much older man was able to look in my eyes & see I wasn't. I said all of this to say, to avoid any & all misunderstanding over these last 6 yrs. I have just tried to keep myself together (keep my cool). Like, are you serious! Really! Really! For the 1st couple of years I would try to see if he had completed all paperwork & etc. However, each & every phone call got me hotter & hotter til I just stopped. Forget it! It's all good! That's fine the man who wants me, he will have to untie me, if he wants me bad enough. And that's how I looked at it. All I was doing was upsetting myself by just contacting him & trying to be as nice as I could. :-) There u have it!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    LoL!!!!! Ok, let me start over!LoL!!!! Yesterday after dropping Tai off at work. I made it back here. Knowing I had suppose to been & done something for Paulette. So, I had to pick up the phn & let her know I was getting to it right then. It was all good. I did what I told her I would do. LoL!!!! So, I took it on myself to call her back. Lol!!! She said, "Neke, yeah, I can imagine its hard being engaged to a celebrity! (u already know what I said, what u say, Paulette? while we both laughing) Yeah, I can imagine its hard being engaged to a celebrity! Mines think he one or something" lol!!! I said, "yeah, he one! With all them ppl he like to be around him all the time!" We was cracking up! LoL!!! Then she really got me, when she said, "yeah, Ted told Momma on Sunday, "he ain't gonna be surprised if Tyler be at Tai's Graduation!"" Boy, you know, I really cracked up then & I told Paulette, "I did just ask him!" LoL!!! Now she cracking up! Smh... I'm like, y'all think I be playing or something!? She told about, "I know u ain't playing tell my brother in law, ....." something she said! We just still laughing. I told Paulette, "Tyler already know about u, Baby!" She said, "I hope it was...." something! I said, "Girl, you're the sweetest & nicest person a person could meet. And he already know that! And he know u his sister!" She started blushing & saying, "well, u about the only one who think that!" My reply to her was, lol... "And you too about the only one who think that about me! Cause you know me & we know each other!" We both just laughed. :-) You got to keep in mind, Paulette have 2 oldest daughters & 4 sons. :o !!! Each of them have a child or children besides her two youngest sons. :-) By time u have all them, me & mines & other relatives & all Al company over that's a party by itself. Lord, have mercy Jesus... For 28yrs, Lord Jesus! The truth is, if we arrive there & nobody is there that's odd, strange! You start asking where so & so. Or the next day, dude, where were u yesterday. Or do u ever go home? LoL!!! Father God! God is Good! My Brother just stopped calling me, "BISHOP!" LoL!! Or, do Bishop know u doing this or that? Whatever!! It used to make me mad. LoL!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Hey Baby!, and how are you this morning? It's raining here. :-) lol Do u really wanna know what kinda moment I'm having? One if those do not bother me moments. One of them Tyler Perry stares! That's the one I'm talking about. I'm actually doing really good to have gotten this far on this message right here. What's funny is Paulette & I spoke briefly on yesterday. And that along is something to be sharing with u & laughing our butts off about. Smh... One minute into the phone call, there she went. LoL! I told her, Girl, u need to be a comedy u be saying stuff & you don't even know its too too funny. It's makes me smile. The chic is my sister. And she told me something Ted told Momma on Sunday!!! :o !!!! LoL... I told her, "yeah, he right, too!" She just cracked up, well we both did! LoL... LoL... She talking about, Neke, its hard being engaged to celebrity; I can just imagine! Lol!!!! Then said, yeah that all I can do is imagine; cause .....then she finna say something about Al. Cause Al always have so much company... Gotta go drop Tai off. I'll tell u later. LoL....LoL...!!!! I feel better, too!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    I went to sleep last night afterwards. After what? Afterwards. :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    So, I asked Tai, "How would a girl know if u like her or not?" His reply was, "if I tell her!" I'm kinda looking like okay! Then he says, "just cause I do something for her don't mean I like her! I could give anybody something; so that doesn't mean I like them! I have to tell her!" :-) So, that's what my 17 yr old son, soon to he a man told me, his mother. LoL!!! :-) Do keep in mind, Tai is like yourself when you were young. He ain't even trying to respond to everything somebody ask & or say to him. Only the Lord knows what he being thinking in his head. D'Andre that's a different story, altogether! If anybody ask D'Andre something, they gotta be ready for him to speak his mind. Period! The thing that's his gift is what draws attention to him when he opens his mouth & its the very thing that sometimes get him in trouble, too. I haven't had any phone calls on D'Andre here lately. Thank the Lord for that! I done had enough from 3-11 yrs old to last a lifetime. Bless his heart! And if it wasn't for you & God & Paulette lol, I would've been hurt this boy! Thank God for Jesus Christ! Yes, Lord! And Amen. D'Andre was suppose to be here, for sure. I had 1 abortion Tyler, it was a little before D'Andre was born & yes, it was by his father. At that time, I wasn't ready for another child. Yes, it was a boy, too! So, 1 yr later & I'm pregnant again! :-) I couldn't do what I had already done. For 1, I cried & prayed & asked God to forgive me & I wouldn't do it again. Soooo now I'm pregnant with D'Andre!!!! His father gave me the money to get another abortion. I didn't do it! I couldn't do it! Tiff & Ted told me some yrs back they feel I spoiled D'Andre, meaning show him favor. What didn't know us what I knew all along! He was definitely suppose to be here. I really didn't spoil D'Andre, though. Tai got much more time & attention from me & with me, along with some many others. Tiff said, she felt that way because she felt I loved his daddy. I heard what she said. Keep in mind, this is something Tiff was telling me while her & I was just having a conversation. And also, she was informing me that she had told Ted this about me in their private time of discussion. I listened & it was good to see how she thought of the matter. Keep in mind, Tai was just like Al & Paulette's 7th child. So, Tiff was like his big sister, being she is Paulette's oldest child. It was all in Love! :-) ok, talk to u in a lil bit. I hope that wasn't too much information for you! You can handle it, T! I really & truly believe so. :-) I wanna hear what you have to say Tyler. I trust you for some odd reason or another. But I do. :-) Let's talk! Can we talk! May we take some time out to talk with one another, you & I Tyler? Thanks! Oh, keep in mind, I'm so over crying about any of this, right here. :-) Hello!

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