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It's funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory. Certain times of year make me think about when I was homeless. Especially the winter. I started thinking about this one lady in particular who helped me out during that time. She was a good soul who saw me in need and gave me money and food. She didn't have much but what she had she shared out of the kindness of her heart. I told her that when I got successful I would pay her back. She smiled and said, "You don't have to pay me anything. I just felt led to help you."

I couldn't stop thinking about her the other day so I did some research and found her. Imagine her shock when I called her. She didn't even think that I remembered her. It's funny how something that was a small gesture to her was a huge blessing to me. As we went on talking, she reluctantly told me that she had just lost her job and was facing foreclosure. Of course, I did some things to help her out.

Why am I telling you this? I'm glad you asked. She gave to me out of the kindness of her heart. She gave to me from a pure place and expected nothing in return. The thing that brought tears to my eyes and blessed me so about this situation was this: this woman planted a seed in my life almost twenty years ago. But what she didn't know at the time was that the seed she planted would one day come back and bless her life just when she needed it most.

So what am I saying? I'm saying that if you are a giver of whatever you have... time, money, love, help, whatever it is... if you plant it in pureness it has got to come back to you. It may take a while but you will reap a harvest from that seed. Don't be weary in well-doing. It will come back to you. I know sometimes it may seem that all the good you do goes unnoticed by people, but if they don't notice, it doesn't matter. If they don't acknowledge your kindness, it does not matter. You know why? Because I promise you God sees it all and He is the only one that matters. And He is bound by His word, and that word says you will reap what you sow. So sow on, sow good seeds. They will grow and come back to you when you least expect it.

God bless you today.

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  • Pamela Honore Mableton, Ga.

    All I can say is "Amen". You have said a mouth full. I tell people all the time not to worry about what others fail to do for you. Know that your blessings come from the Lord. I am so grateful for you and the inspiration and motivational you provide to others. Every day I try to plant a seed. We never know what's in store for us. The Lord blesses us in order that we maybe a blessing to others. Yes, sometimes on this journey we will face challenges and obstacles but we should never grow weary in well-doing. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you. Keep inspiring and motivating others.

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  • Pondeleia Maria diggs Williams 6926 Oriely dr.so. Jacksonville Fl. 32210

    WOW! Bro Tyler that blew me away. I had to tell my son. my daughter, and others. That was so awesome, and encouraging. I pray you always "keep the Faith" and "Stay with God". For I know you realize by now the reason you are so blessed, you have all these "resources" and Blessings because you are connected to "THE SOURCE" (GOD)! STAY WITH GOD!!! Yes, you may have lots of critics, but so did JESUS; the critics(pharisees{lil pharoahs} and saducees{sad-u-see} did not stop Jesus from his ministry (teaching,preaching,and healing). So as you tell us "keep the Faith", and "Be not weary in well doing". Yes, you are reaping financially and physically, and your "spiritually" will never stop as long as u STAY WITH GOD. Whenever I write to you, I write to you as my "son", so don't think it strange when I say "your Jacksonville Fl mom. My son, Stay Blessed! Stay Humble! And again...STAY WITH GOD! Thank God you were as (1) of the (10) that Jesus Healed,remember only (1)came back? You were that (1) homeless guy that came back to say "thank you" in a BIG way. "THANK YOU" FOR SHARING THIS WITH US. Your Jax mom...Evang "P"

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  • Candy Jordan Cheektowaga, NY

    Hi Tyler. What an awesome and provactive story you told today. Thank you for the inspiration. Personally for me it added the hope that was diminishing in that area of my life. I like to think I plant good seeds but at times it gets frustrating. Being the example to others carry an unseen weight that can taint one's spirit if it's allowed. I hope one day my son can follow in your path as a director/actor/producer. You are an example for so many young men that in order for them to get in motion as you have is to make a change in their lives to want it. Blessings to you over and over because you are blessed, Ms. Candy J.

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  • Ann Gwen Mack Washington, DC

    Dear Tyler Perry, I cannot begin to tell how much this story touched my heart to offer me great encouragement and insight. I use to doubt God's existence, but came to know HIM for myself through my spiritual experiences. The pain and suffering which I accept as being a necessary process to increase my faith (belief), endurance and strengthen my bond with my SAVIOR and LORD is a given; however, you are absolutely right! "It is funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory." Unfortunately, along with that resurgence in memory sometimes comes with an attachment to certain emotions I thought were no longer an issue for me. I would like to be able to embrace my past to appreciate the growth or lessons associated with it, but I need to be detached from the emotions that still cause me to feel the pain and the hurt of my past experiences. I know God is yet still doing something in me, through me and around me as it relates to the situations in my life that HE allowed in using my pain to glorify HIM. to whom much is given, much is required! So, I thank you because your article was timely in reminding me of my seed time and harvest. It further reminded me of who we serve. We serve an awesome God who sits up high and looks down low in seeing all within the world. HE is a kind and loving God who honors his promises. HE said HE would never leave me nor forsake me. HE tells me my suffering (pain) is not in vain. For HE is attempting to fortify me from the inside out to develop nerves of STEEL (correction). HE is tempering me to be that IRON needed to sharpen other IRON. Be blessed and keep sharing!

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    • Judy Charles New Iberia, Louisiana #1795754

      Hello Mr. Perry, I have read what you posted and I can honestly tell you, I can relate to that story, my Dad always instilled in his children that if you helps someone, your living will not be in vain, I live on that, because that is the kind of person that I consider my self to be, if I have and someone needs, sharing is what I do, my blessing will come from the God I serve, because I know he will provide, God blesses you in all your works, keeping doing what you do and your rewards will be greatly rewarded.

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  • Madea lover/fan ky

    Madea goes mental. Not mentat

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  • Madea lover/fan Ky

    I just pitched a wonderful story line and it didn't show up? I'll try again later

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  • Ann Gwen Mack Washington, DC

    Dear Tyler Perry, I cannot begin to tell how much this story touched my heart to offer me great encouragement and insight. I use to doubt God's existence, but came to know HIM for myself through my spiritual experiences. The pain and suffering which I accept as being a necessary process to increase my faith (belief), endurance and strengthen my bond with my SAVIOR and LORD is a given; however, you are absolutely right! "It is funny how a song, a taste, a scent, or something as simple as a change in weather can trigger a memory." Unfortunately, along with that resurgence in memory sometimes comes with an attachment to certain emotions I thought were no longer an issue for me. I would like to be able to embrace my past to appreciate the growth or lessons associated with it, but I need to be detached from the emotions that still cause me to feel the pain and the hurt of my past experiences. I know God is yet still doing something in me, through me and around me as it relates to the situations in my life that HE allowed in using my pain to glorify HIM. to whom much is given, much is required! So, I thank you because your article was timely in reminding me of my seed time and harvest. It further reminded me of who we serve. We serve an awesome God who sits up high and looks down low in seeing all within the world. HE is a kind and loving God who honors his promises. HE said HE would never leave me nor forsake me. HE tells me my suffering (pain) is not in vain. For HE is attempting to fortify me from the inside out to develop nerves of steal. HE is tempering me to be that IRON needed to sharpen other IRON. Be blessed and keep sharing!

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    • Ann Gwen Mack Washington, DC #1795600

      Comment CORRECTION: Steel and steal. Thank you!

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  • Madea lover/fan Ky

    I'm pitching here : someone close to Madea is diagnosed bipolar? She doesn't know what it is? She gets it confused or makes up her own idea of what it means? She goes to group sessions and does what Madea is best at? (Talking alot, about herself, wonders if she's bipolar too, Fill in some blanks? Call it "Madea goes Mentat." How's that for a story line? Give me feedback if I planted a seed?

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  • Ona Brown Las vegas,NV

    We serve an awesome God! As I read the story I had to ask God to forgive me . I am a young single mother of 6 but 5 living children. When I was 21 I met a young 13 year old girl whose mother was killed execution style over drugs. With not much income barely taking care of my own I yet felt I needed to to be an example to this young girl, who had been place in a home with drug addict aunt and uncle. I stepped up to the plate and took her in and along with my children she was now my responsibility. I had often times thought I was going to lose my mind not knowing were to turn to but then one day I truly got a relationship with God and stop contiplating suiside. Well that 13 year old girl is now a very sucessful business owner of a mental health therapycenter and money has seem to take its toll on our relationship. I had been upset for months wondering how could money change someone like that and them I became angry with her for not being here for me in my time of need. But as I read this God began to let me know that trouble dont last always and what u do dont exspect back because my reward is in Christ. I thank God hat she is successful and even is she never says another word to me im thankful that iI was led to be a great example. I know now that my reward is not in the return from man but from God and if iI had to do it all over again iI would still obey God. Tyler thank you so much for that wonderful story and sharing your testimony. I really needed to read that. God bless!

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  • stephanie h lawrenceville ga

    i do the same for people just because but a thank u from time to time would be nice. Not kicked in the back all the time. It hurts just the same. But my lord said dont faint in well doing. but at this point can i ijust get alittle water. Just Because. Its ok because

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  • Sophornia Pickett Brooklyn, NY

    I'd simply like to say thanks. Thank u for reminding me that it doesn't matter if man recognizes and or appreciates me. All that matters is that I remember, no matter what, all that I do is for God's glory and edification. BY THE WAY...., when will we get to see the winner of ur YouTube contest? May the one true living only wise God continue to keep u.

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  • Beverly Hall

    Oh my God! Once again I have recieved the words that were meant for me to hear. You are a messenger for God hear on earth to help deliver his blessings. God use human being to give blessings to those in need, whether it's by deeds or words. Thank you again Tyler! God bless

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