Friday, February 1, 2008

Tyler Perry

I love this guy! He's totally awesome in my book!

I've been a big fan of Tyler Perry for a couple years now...ever since I stumbled across his series of plays (Madea goes to jail, Madea's family reunion, Meet the Browns, etc. etc.).

One of the first Tyler Perry plays I watched, Madea (The main Character) gave a speech that incorporated the following message :

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

For me, it was exactly what I needed to hear at the time. There were a lot of things going on in my life at the time, and his message helped to me to make sense of it all.

Since then, I have seen his movies, Diary of a Mad Black Woman (which I LOVED!), Madea's Family Reunion and Daddy's little Girls. I haven't seen his latest movie "Why did I get married" yet, since it didn't come out at the theatre here, and I was bummed about that (waiting for the dvd)!! I don't think his television series "House of Payne" on BET airs here on Saipan either (unless someone knows otherwise), which sucks! I have even bought and read his book, "Don't make a Black Woman Take off her earrings"(I loaned it to a friend and never got it back :( ). The book is basically words of wisdom from his plays and movies. If you have seen the plays and movies, you probably don't need to buy the book and can just borrow it from someone (not me, since mine was not returned). I still loved the book and found myself laughing all the way through it.

He now has a online talk show

If you haven't seen any of his stuff, you should check it out. My kids loved watching his plays on dvd too and his message is awesome!

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