SHORT POST ALERT!!!!! This post won’t be long, I just had a few things on my mind and decided to let y’all in on it……Enjoy!
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase I would be BALLING!! I can’t wrap my brain around why people would think I have all of this money because my parents are rich. I get all types of Facebook and Instagram messages asking for money. Every day someone asks me to help them with a down payment on a car or they are about to lose their apartment I mean the list goes on. My parents haven’t always been well off, but when they started to progress in the financial area we weren’t just little spoiled kids running around maxing out Amex cards. We were taught at an early age the value of working hard for what you want. Things aren’t just given to you, you have to work for them. When we were younger my parents came up with ways for us to “work” for our money. If there was something we wanted to do, depending on what it was, there would be “work” involved before any cash was handed out. And I don’t mean clean your room and make your bed because that was a requirement before we even asked to go anywhere. We had to get our hands dirty…..I can’t speak for every person with “rich” parents…..actually, I can. This is my blog….. I’m going to be the spokesperson for people with “rich” parents in this post. Here are a couple pieces of advice: (I promise I’m saying this from the most loving place)
- Don’t ask us for money. Most of us have families and bills to pay just like you do and believe it or not we struggle from time to time.
- Don’t assume that just because our parents are rich that we have this endless flow of cash available to us. It does not work that way..
Below is a few things I wrote while I was on the Tom Joyner Cruise(for work)…I don’t take any of my experiences and blessings for granted.
I am currently sitting on a cruise ship balcony writing…I’m surrounded by miles and miles of water….Its such a serene place…There are 3,000 people on this boat and my happy place is here on this balcony alone…I am so grateful for everything God has done in my life. I don’t deserve any of it but he still continues to bless me In so many ways. I get to travel and see things that I never would’ve imagined. 6 years ago I was shoplifting and scrapping up change to buy gas for my little red car. Today I am surrounded by people who have touched so many people with their gifts. I am sitting on a balcony in the middle of the Caribbean…My prayer is that God keeps me humble and compassionate toward others, it doesn’t matter if they are billionaires or living check to check I will always treat people with respect.
I guess all I’m trying to say is that I’m just a regular degular shmegular girl from Texas who loves to read and be in the house with my new little family. (well kinda big but you know what I mean). I get to go to awards shows and I have some of the most talented parents in the industry but I’m just like you. I have bills, kids growing out of shoes and clothes every few months, I get extensions on some of my bills when things get rough(yep I said it), I’m thinking about how my new husband and I are going to pay for our teen to go to college in a couple of years, I could go on and on. No, I don’t have it as bad as some people but I have my stuff too!!! It’s my goal to be rolling in the dough and to narrow some of my issues down but we ain’t there yet…WITH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION WE CAN ALL GET THERE!!