Mr. Perry wrote another letter to his fans again. Writing about his movie "Madea Goes to Jail" which was released last Friday, and his new show.
He always thanks his fans, and tell us of any upcoming movies or shows. That is so gracious and it shows what a humbling and grateful spirit that he does have.
Last week on 'The View', Tyler Perry told the story of how one woman approached him on the street shortly after he had opened his studio in Atlanta, GA. This came as no shock to him, as he is used to people approaching him on the street and asking for change. This woman however didn't want any change, she just requested a pair of shoes.
Mr. Perry goes on to say that he was a little shocked at the request, but he remembered the times that he was on the streets with only one pair of shoes. So he took her to the studio and gave her a pair of shoes. The lady graciously thanked Mr. Perry and said:
"Thank you Jesus, my feet are now off the ground."
The reason Tyler related this story was because he was feeling that same way about his success that he has achieved thus so far. He was knocked down, abused, homeless, and then God got his feet off the ground and gave him some shoes to fill and walk on the road less traveled. A road to recovery that millions of us are trying to reach but stumble upon and lose our way. Some of us have family to pick us up and give us a good swift kick in the glutes to keep walking. Others have the will and tenacity to keep going all on our own. That gumption to keep walking takes a lot of strength and willpower, whatever your circumstance.
I would like now to take the opportunity to share this letter with you all:
Number one again! WOW!I’m too full to write. All I can say is THANK YOU! I couldn’t let this daygo by without saying thank you. What I know for sure is that you all are with me, and that makes me feelgood. When I think about how close I came to giving up, that makes me feelgood. When I think about all the hell I went through to get here, thatmakes me feel good. When I think about all the people who told me I wasn’tgoing to be anything, that makes me feel good. To know that you all are standing shoulder to shoulder with me--God, thatmakes me feel good. There is a simple scripture in the Bible that I thinkabout often, and it says when you have favor with God then you have favorwith man. So thank you for being a part of my favor.I hope somebody is paying attention to this. Not the number one movie, notthe TV shows, not the studio, but simply paying attention to the fact thatall things are possible to them that will believe. No matter what is goingon in your life. No matter what you’re faced with. ONLY BELIEVE! Believefor the best outcome and that’s what you will receive.Tyler Perry
I am grateful to have been given my shoes from my Grandmother. She is my inspiration to keep walking.
How about you? Anyone you want to thank for getting you up and walking?
Unrehearsed, no scripts, real life as I know it. This 30-something mom/wife/college student/sister/daughter makes no apologies for talking about her children (love all 7 of them), the hubby (currently my favorite subject), and the not so peaceful world around me (laughter is the best medicine). So take a look, read and comment. I so enjoy the company!