Tyler Perry: It May Take a While
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Tyler Perry: It May Take a While

Madea mastermind Tyler Perry tell us “it may take a while.”  Such a header begs you to follow it where-ever it may lead.  And what we, and many others, found were words telling of a time, decades ago, when Perry himself was at the receiving end of some much needed generosity that would one day reap a well earned, albeit unsolicited reward.

Generally, we find, the ole adage “no good deed goes unpunished” holds true!  We can’t recall for y’all our last count where, either at our own hands or watching those attempting to do good for folks found themselves and their efforts stomped upon.

Disheartening for sure.

But we also genuinely believe that doing good should always be accompanied by an absence of expectation.  A deed for others should be nothing more than self-less and, at times, be unsolicited.

Do for others what you would envision someone being moved to do for you in a time of need.

Never expect nothing back for a gesture, regardless of how small, and you have reaped your own reward of decency in the face of a world that steps over the fallen.

We trawled upon Perry’s posting today and, we gotta say, it stopped us dead in our tracks and brought tears to our eyes.  Tears stemming not only from envisioning what Perry described – kindness of the sincerest kind – but more-so for all we see racing thru Gotham that lacks semblance of kindness or compassion.

Stop at his memory recall did we today, not only cuz we are ardent admirers of his blessed craft – in-spite of his incessant use of preachy overtones.   Stop at his message did we certainly not only cuz we think he be one fine piece of chocolate.   Ok, that last part may be slightly off – but stop at his message we did cuz generally, we find, Perry’s messages fueled by something that there needs to be more of in our day to day living – kindness and compassion.  (Church-y preachiness aside.)


It’s funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn’t have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, “You don’t have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you.”

I couldn’t stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn’t even think that I remembered her. It’s funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I’m glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn’t know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I’m saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have… time, money, love, help, whatever it is… if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don’t be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don’t notice, it doesn’t matter. If they don’t acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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