Hey Tyler, I couldn't wait to look at another one of your commentaries. I believe our children have trouble seeing beyond what's in front of them because they haven't had the exposure past their environment. Many children do not leave their neighborhoods. This lack of opportunity leaves them with no idea of the possibilities out there. It is left up to teachers, community members, churches, and other concerned citizens to help them with these opportunities. What you did for those children was so generous and I know they will never forget it. I remember when I was around eight years old my sister's second grade teacher took us to Canada for a weekend. We stayed in hotels, visited the Casa Loma, and went out to a fine restaurant. It was the most wonderful experience I had ever had. When I had children, I decided to take them to Canada to experience this beautiful country. It was wonderful! Had I not had that experience as a young child, I may not have had the desire to travel as I do now. Your comments are true that we can do and have anything we desire and the Lord will give it to us. God Bless, Judy Browne
Dear Tyler: Today, I had another breakdown. I haven't had full-time employment since January 2008. I was a fixed income trader making over 1/4 million and now I am in so much debt. I have interviewed sent out tons of resumes and nothing has come thru. I just want to be a viable part of society. My relationship with my husband has suffered but 6 months ago he asked me to go to church with him because we were about to call it quits. That moment changed us and me, because I knew it was me that needed to change. I allowed my job to define me and not me define who I am without all of that. I started volunteering at a non-profit 4 years ago and was hired 3 years ago part-time. I know GOD is only preparing me for the next big thing in my life, but sometimes I wonder why me. But I know because I have a job to do for him in some other area. You are a true inspiration and I constantly pray everyday and know that I have to think and know that GOD is in control and only want the best for me and my husband, My husband and I have wonderful families that have supported us financially and spiritually thru this and haven't asked any questions. That's a true blessing in itself. They remember when we did for them when they couldn't. Tyler continue to do GOD's will and he will bless you. Please pray for me and my family that blessings will pour down on us. I didn't mean to write all of this but I couldn't stop once I began. Thank you for all your inspiration and your talents.
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Tyler I needed these words. I'm 23yrs old. Just transferred to another school to finish up my bachelors degree, and with that I have decided to move to Los Angeles, California upon graduation to begin and make a life for myself. I've had well-meaning people tell me that it's expensive to relocate and live in LA, but I have refused to allow that to make me doubt the decision that I have made to move in a couple of years. How I see it, why not me? God has opened numerous of doors for people who have moved from one state to the next, why would He stop at me? People relocate all the time and make it. I can have anything. My life and career will be in LA; my foundation is Christ alone, and with that I'm cool.
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Thank you Tyler! This really hit me to my core!
Mr. Perry, You inspire me to the upmost. I am certified plumber who has fallen down on his luck, due to the downturn in the economy, and the high amount of unemployed plumbers in Atlanta. Due to the lack of sufficient work, and my background history, I have not been able to find enough work to support my family, which made my work take a 2nd job. It is a blessing to have her. If there is the po.ssibility that you would even have a custodial job, or need someone to do general labor, inside or out, please e-mail at the address above. I am a good man,who would is in need of mentor, one like you, who stepped out faith, weathered the storm, and loves people. I really feel as the lord let me to step out on faith and send you this message. Danny Watkins Atlanta, Georgia
Danny, I was sitting here about to write something too and as I read your comment and thought or my situation I realize, we're not "down on our luck" we're in a place of doing something different but yet don't see the opportunity. For you it's janitorial, for me, I'd really like to act. I just can't afford the lessons, the management, etc. But, I do believe when we take small steps towards a goal we will obtain them. In this season of your life maybe you should consider thinking outside of the box. Instead of looking for work create it. Put yourself in position to become a custodial contractor. Research the requirements to become bonded and/or insured, get a business name & register it, etc. So, what do you do in the meantime? Network. If you are on unemployment see about Vocational Rehabilitation or taking a few courses in another area. The Dept. of Labor will pay for the tuition. You will, however, need to pay for books if there are any. Please forgive me if you have already done these things, but I felt in my spirit to encourage you. And... as I encourage you, I'm encouraging myself. If you believe that God's word is true then stand on it and in due season .. .if you don't pass out (give up)... you will reap a harvest of fruit and have seed to plant more. Be encouraged my brother!
I know that was a beautiful experience for you and the kids. It's amazing how many children today are still so humble and really appreciate the small simple things that people do for them. It's so many kids in this world that have so much that they just throw it somewhere and forget about it but I have seen it first hand when my organization sponsored a Christmas Party for the children at the shelter it touched my heart every time one of the children unwrapped a gift their little eyes just glisten with tears. We had food, desserts, stockings and a Santa to pass out the presents. When they walked in the hall was decorated and we had a beautiful tree they were scared and didn't want to eat or touch anything after we assured them it was all for them they went crazy screamed, played ate, open gifts, danced and sang Christmas carols I will never forget that experience. Take care of yourself and God Bless you.
:-) Since I can get ANYTHING I WANT, I wanna know how are you today Sir? :) How's it going, How are you feeling? What are you up to? What your day & week been like? :) Just checking on you, making sure everything is ALRIGHT! :) Ttyl.........
Thank you, too!
I want to tell you first of all you are an inspiration to me and I appreciate the gift in you from God. I know He has annointed you and appointed you to sow a seed of hope into so many young black men and women. Thank you. I am one of those people I had the opportunity to watch your video messages from your inspiration corner and each one spoke to me in such a powerful way I never really had anybody tell me I can have anything I want, or how to be successful, or encourage me to believe and dream big. So to see you and hear you speak those words it really reached my soul. I am a writer and I know GOD has a great plan for my life. Keep touching lives keep making people like me believe that anything is possible again Thank You with all my heart and my prayers are with you.
Hey TP! Happy 20th Anniversary JULY 8TH 2012!!!! :-) I do hope you have had an outstanding weekend so far. :) Congratulations to you & keep up the GREAT work. Thank you for just being you. Good night!!!!! I'm trying to get in bed early tonight for a change. Lol... :) Have a pleasant Sunday, too! By the way, what have u been up to this weekend?! Peace