So often people try to equate wealth with happiness. Many have this unrealistic believe that if you are rich all your problems disappear. They fail to realize that rich or poor people have problems. Having money doesn’t mean that you won’t get ill. It doesn’t mean you are immune to drug addiction, heartbreak, betrayal or other ills that ordinary people struggle with in their lives.
One must always remember that rich or poor people are human with feelings and emotions. Rich people are likely to make mistakes like everyone else. Riches or celebrity status does not make anyone immune to life’s problems. We all have our struggles so we should never be envious and have lack empathy for others.
One important step towards empowerment as women is that we support one another. Too often women allow envy and jealousy to get in the way of friendships and in some cases good friends become bitter enemies.
Another rule of vital importance is that we respect each other’s relationship. Never contribute to the breakup of another woman’s relationship. Never be a contributing factor in why another woman’s marriage failed. If your happiness can only come about by causing another woman’s unhappiness, whatever happiness you experience will be short-lived. Don’t be a home wrecker; as women let us support and respect each other
This week a story surfaced on face book about a young couple. The girlfriend who was apparently pregnant according to news stories killed herself in her dorm room. Her boyfriend who thought he was been unfairly blamed for her death killed himself a few days later.
I wished I could have told her that there is no problem in life that was worth taking her life. I wish I could have told her that she would get through it. I wish I could have told her its okay not to be perfect. I wish I could have told her to stay strong and not give up hope. I wish I could have told her that there was light ahead of the tunnel and with the help of God it would all work out right. There are so many things I wished I could have told her even though I didn’t know her. But now all I can say is “Rest In Peace.”
I Wished I could have told him that it wasn’t his fault. I wish I could have told him that somebody cared. I wish I could have told him that the pain in his heart would lessen with time. I wished I could have told him that the storm would pass and someday life would again have meaning. I watched his video with tears in my eyes and my heart ached to see the anguish he was in. There are so many things I wished I could have told him even though I didn’t know him. But now all I can say is Rest in Peace…..
Parents, love your children hold them, hug them and let them know that no matter what problems they face in life you will be there for them and you will help them get through it. It is a terrible thing for a parent to have to bury a child.