Fakes and flakes

I’ve been saying this a lot lately and even on my weekly vlog (new experiment I’m trying out). Basically, I’m over the nonsense far as people acting some kind of way towards certain people.

Maya Angelou said it best “when people show you who they are, believe them”. You see a certain person who throws away friends and associates like old toys or underwear once they’re no longer useful to them. This is very disturbing and then they wonder why people don’t want to deal with them. Well a person’s reputation does precede them.

We all want reliability and stability in our lives: jobs, relationships, the cars we drive, even the technology we have. I’m currently having a problem with an electronics company due to inconsistent products. Basically you want something that’s gonna last you a while, not just a short time.

Granted, everyone isn’t meant to be in your life for a lifetime. We have to be better than that: be the person that we would want to have around all the time.

So let’s do better and put words to action. If someone wrongs you, tactfully call them on it. If they are always good to you, make sure they’re appreciated. Good words and actions go a long way.

And as always, let’s just love each other, please.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine

#finalchapterofthe30s

The countdown is complete, I am now 40, have been celebrating. Now it’s time to reflect on the 30s while living well in my 40s.

The last year of the 30s were some learning, trying, times. Here are some things I learned the past year

Take care of yourself first in every aspect. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

Do more things, live life, even if you have to live it alone.

Have zero tolerance for disrespect, pettiness, and nonsense. If someone isn’t treating you like they should, fall back and get out of that situation.

Maintain what you have while building what you want.

Check on your people, keep in contact and be the best person you can be.

Be considerate of others, but don’t be a pushover

Speak up and act for what you want in life

Everyone isn’t for you, but someone is. Recognize the real from the fake

Love yourself first and don’t be afraid to love others

Be helpful as you can to those in needs

Be fully dedicated to your passion and achieving your goals

Nothing happens by accident or fast. Be patient and trust the process.

Let’s see what 40 brings,…

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine

Don’t Beat Dead Horses

It has been a strong and valid narrative to check in on your people, make sure they’re ok. You will have that when suicide and domestic violence are all in the news and your life.

However, you shouldn’t check on people that won’t entertain you or ignore your advances.

I’m not talking about someone you’re really close to. This is for that person or people that you don’t have a really tight bond with.

There are times we fall back from folks also. When you see them out, they shouldn’t be surprised. Communication is a two way street and they have to cross it also.

Don’t feel like you’re banging your head up against the wall or beating dead horses. Be around folks that act live and alive when you’re around. If they are dead,let the sleeping dogs lie.

Also, don’t allow a tragedy or convenience to temporarily bond you. Put them to the test in good and bad. When it reaches a breaking point, it’s time to break away.

The Lord adds and removes folks for good reason. Start taking note.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine