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Before You Throw Up Your Hands…Help Somebody

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Whether it’s throwing up your hands in worry, in prayer, giving up, or (hopefully not) in surrender to the law. before you reach that point, reflect and help someone. Take time today to really HEAR the words and the music below.

“Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
‘Fore we see it you take it
Oh, make you wanna hollerMarvin Gaye "What's Going On" high res cover art
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
This ain’t livin’, This ain’t livin’
No, no baby, this ain’t livin’
No, no, no
Inflation – no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life

Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is, aw honey that
I can’t pay my taxes
Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we’re heading
Oh, make me wanna holler
They don’t understand…

Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we’re wrong
Who are they to judge us (Mother! Mother!)
Simply ’cause we wear our hair long?…

-Marvin Gaye, Inner City Blues (Makes me Wanna Holler), 1971

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Be Helpful to Yourself

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“…every time you fall, somebody’s there and every time you’d crawl, somebody’s there and you almost got burned but somebody was there so you never had to learn ’cause someone was there. Aint nobody gonna save you, savior self..” – Cree Summer, Savior Self

happiness is yours

Today’s Soul Food just reminds me of something my mother always told me, “God helps those who help themselves” and also a saying that is prevalent in Islam “If you take one step toward Allah, He takes two steps toward you”.  Sometimes we have to remember to put in the work to be the change and make the change we want in our lives or to be the one to help others rather than relying on everyone to be that for us.  When we can help ourselves we can better serve others, and vice versa. Be blessed! 🙂

Enjoy the video below!