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Calling Us Higher

At Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech blew my mind. Oprah’s words were phenomenal. Ms. Tyson's reflections were heartwarming. Lee Ann Womack sang my favorite song, “I Hope You Dance”. Valerie Simpson made me want to shout for joy. But it was something that former President Bill Clinton said that shook something in me. He was talking about her life and all that she had done. All of her books, poems and accolades. She worked with civil rights giants including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on and on and then he said, “On her 40th birthday Dr. King was assassinated.” I thought, to myself, “Dear God, she had done all of that by 40.”

I'm 44, I'm behind… LOL. I got so inspired. Her life was such an example to all that you can achieve, whatever you'd like, no matter where you came from. Sitting in that chapel I could hear her voice on my phone as it had been many times. The conversation would always start with "Hello you brilliant man". She made me light up and feel like I could do anything. That was her gift to us all. And above the beauty of the celebration of her life yesterday, more than anything in that room, what I felt most was her life calling us all higher.

God, thank you for allowing us to have shared this planet with Dr. Maya Angelou.

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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Tyler................ :-) :-)Nighty Night Sweet Dreamzzzzzz Ms. Proverbs

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  • Lisa Renee Hart Dallas Texas

    Tyler, I am truly a big fan of your. I love all of your movies, but my most favorite one is Temptation out standing and the actors were Awsome. That movie had changed my life because it is base on HIV. You see i have lupus and to me my lupus is alike HIV. I can tell you some of the stuff that i have been through i even almost lost my life at one time. Never stop making your movies i know it has changed a lot of lifes . believe me you have changed my for sure..

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  • rw Warren, MI

    August 29, 2014 Dear Mr. Perry: I haven't posted anything recently, but I just want to say hello, and wish you much success with your new work entitled "If Loving You is Wrong ..." I am sure that this offering will also be another one of your great creations! In other news, school begins across the nation next week, so I am asking for your prayers, because I still find myself waiting for a Teacher placement opportunity. Of course, it's not like God has ever failed me in my life when it comes down to getting a job, but the first day is fast approaching and my apprehension continues to exist. Lately, I feel like He waits until the very last minute to answer my many requests - I know He's quite busy with taking care of all the problems in this world, but I also realize that He grants our individual petitions in His own appointed time. In your movie entitled "Good Deeds", I loved the way you included the school scenes with Thandie Newton's daughter character. Have you ever considered continuing that story? I have often wondered what happened next. Anyway, thanks for everything. Love, rw

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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Good Morning to you Tyler :-) :-) Cute throwback picture :-) you are something else...LOL! Have A Bless Day!!! Ms Proverbs

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  • Jamaira Green Rochester,NY

    I can honestly say I have been one of your biggest fans since i was in the 2nd grade. However every since House Of Payne was cancelled my family and I have written off your other television shows. We still support you but your other shows don't seem to be geared to grab the entire family. If House Of Payne ever comes back (i know this is unlikely and im living in a fantcy world) we will be back watching your amazing work every week but until then we wont be participating. Good luck to you. You made a huge mistake keeping the Paynes dead,just thought you should know.

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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Tyler................ Hi How are you? :-) :-) :-) May I say something sir? Well I think I'll just keep it to myself :-) :-) Oh and yes I'm smiling about the ocean scenery Ok Imma stop right there because...........:-) :-) Kudos to you, Oprah, Gayle & to everyone who is doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Nancy Adell May God bless her and family and give her strength for the loss of her mom. Tyler, you look so hilarious how you jumped into the pool..Whew I can tell it was so cold to you..LOL!!! You are so CRAZY!!!! Tyler Congratulations being honored at the Point of Light Conference You deserve it :-) :-) Tyler, what a beautiful story that you had shared about the blind man selling candy at your school. Also how your movies and plays change the very lives of people who may be hopeless and full of despair. I Thank God how humble and grateful you are. Yes You Tyler with your Tall and Handsome Self..LOL!! Well it's the truth and I do mean what I say :-) :-) Stay Blessed and Kindhearted being the gentleman that you are :-) :-) Have A Bless & Wonderful Day :-) :-) Ms. Proverbs

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  • Freshaun Porter SoCal

    I wanted to reach out to you to direct you to my link, my attachments and my website as they consist of my music video, songs, & performance. Originally from Washington DC by way of Detroit, I'm 30 and also an actor looking for my big break and also not looking to be exploited but to have my hip hop/ rap talents signed by someone willing. If you can take some time & give my craft your interest, I would appreciate it. (my music video The Next HOTTEST Artist!!!) (my performance) www.cbtentity.wordpress.com Fresh.mp3 Go Hard.mp3 Shy One.mp3 Tag, You're It.mp3 Hahdooaken.mp3 Talkin MACK.mp3 When I Used 2 Club.mp3 Let's Get Into It.mp3

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  • Laquisha

    Are you looking for new people to join your casting crew

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  • Melinda Smith Smyrna, GA

    Mr. Perry, I just want to reach out to you because I am at work 4am trying to stay awake and I pull up Youtube to watch some funny Madea moments. I happen to come across a video of you at Bishop T.D. Jakes church. This was posted a year ago. This was the clip where you laid hands on Bishop and you were speaking on giving and basically move forward in your life to do the things you want to do that is according to God's will. You have lit a fire under me. I am a mother of 3 great kids and my dreams of being a entrepreneur have been put on hold because I gotta make money to care for my babies and in a new business there is little to no profit right off hand. Tonight you have given me the boost that I need to step out on faith and just do what ever needs to be done to make it happen. I appreciate you. I love your story and I love how you give back. My vow right now is once I become the successful person that I know I can be, I will give back. I will help my people. You are an inspiration to me and I thank you for all you have done for my people. God bless you Mr. Tyler Perry!!

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  • Shannon Presley Virginia

    She was an incredible woman whom will be greatly missed! I have a very soulful gospel rap song tht I know you would love. Look forward to hearing from you! GOD bless :)

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  • Ireen Taylor Hempstead, NY 11550

    Tyler, you out did yourself on HaHn's, my family and i don't answer the phone, the door or any questions when it's on. We love to talk about it on Facebook after it goes off. We love you and everything you do, God is truly blessing you.

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  • Mary T

    What a wonderful blessing to be able speak into the lives of women. You know Tyler I read your testimony about being greatful for small beginning. How awesome is that to be looking out of the same hotel window you use to clean. And to thank God, that the plans He had for you back then brought you to the success You are now enjoying. And I see along your journey it helped shaped you into the humble person you are today. Tyler you are the epitome of God's, grace, love, and strength. I also though about the stories you told about being around your mom and aunt. Which would make you a good candidate for God to use, to speak into the lives of women. See, its the way you observed. You studied every action felt the pain that women go through. Plus you have the ability to listen. >Both spiritually and naturally (discern). Not only did God prepare you He knew you would be sincere, faithful,and strong enough to carry out the purpose He has over your life, Tyler. Just don't let Anything or anyone, "I mean this"> cloud your judgement. Keep God as the Center of everything. Paul's says in 1Corinthians 10:23 We say I can do anything, well not everything good for us or beneficial. Tyler keep your eyes on God. Stay Focus. Love you Friend : )

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