Animals are family

The saying goes “dogs are a man’s best friend”. Well it seems you could say that for a lot of animals: dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, gerbils, etc.

I have two dogs and one kitten and I love them to death. Early on in life when I didn’t have many friends, my pets held me down. These fur babies through the years showed me unconditional love. I’m so grateful for being around animals as a child and early adulthood.

Many don’t like some or all animals and that’s fine. However, when you need a companion that can be low maintenance, doesn’t talk back, listens and loves, consider animals.

Mine are truly like family. I protect them, laugh when they are good, cry when they hurt, and am grateful for them. I name them, look out for them, spoil them with their favorite foods, and simply treat then well. We should treat all half as good as we treat our fur babies. You wouldn’t be whining and crying about people betraying you or not wanting any friends. You should already know to miss me with that talk.

I’m always grateful to have pets to love. It makes life more worthwhile to have someone to love that genuinely loves you in return. I wish this for all.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine


Noo just noo, friends don’t do that

This could apply to many things. However if you call yourself my friend and do the following, then do yourself a solid and don’t communicate with me.

Ok cyberbullying has come up again, this time someone came at me. I don’t care if they’re reading this, they have been addressed. It is perfectly fine to kid and joke around. But when it goes to badmouthing, slander, spreading lies, and simply picking on someone for deficiencies, that crosses the line. At that point, you are not a friend to me or anyone you do that too.

Parents, please teach your children both sides of this. Don’t partake in any form of bullying, but don’t tolerate it either. It is textbook, it has been going on long enough and it is real. Anyone that doesn’t subscribe to this can also go.

Now I’m not being hypersensitive or trying to run anyone off. I just tire of double standards and lies. Yes I promote unity, friendship and connections. But remember because I experience things like this gives me insight and motivates me to look for solutions rather than problems.

Finally, realize when something is simply off and get far away from it. And be apart of the problem rather than the solution.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine

Using Your Status To Help Out

Harry Ratchford has gradually gained my respect.

He works closely with Kevin Hart as producer for many of his comedy specials and movies. Two years ago, he bought out two showings for Hart’s standup comedy movie. This time, he went for the gusto, buying out two theaters for one showing of the latest hit “Night School”. He also did it during Gaffney High’s homecoming weekend. The timing couldn’t have been better.

Ratchford has not let Hollywood go to his head. He wants to let his community and city know he hasn’t forgotten his roots or about them. He has brought folks together and included anyone who wished to see the movie. As a result, this movie reached #1 at the box office. Good deeds really are rewarded.

I would pay close attention to Kevin Hart and Harry Ratchford and not just for a free movie. They are doing big things in their communities and are bringing folks together without an agenda. They will continue to be blessed.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine