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A few years ago I was getting these really insane water bills. I mean HIGH! So I decided to dig some wells in my yard to have water for my landscape. I live alone, so I know it had to be from watering the grass. So I hired a company to come out and dig these wells. The foreman and I walked all around my yard and as we were walking he was putting down flags. I asked what the flags were for. He said, "The flags represent good places to dig for water." I asked, "Why do you have so many flags?" He said, "I'm not sure if any of these places will produce water." I said, "Hold up, you mean if you dig all these spots and don't hit water I still have to pay you?" He said, "Yes, that's how it goes." I said, "Ok, fine." Needless to say, he dug three wells and never hit water. I said, "Just stop."

I got a few more extreme water bills and called him back. He said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Yes, keep drilling until you hit water." The next well he dug he was down 500 feet and still didn't hit any water. He asked if I wanted him to stop. I said, "Go deeper." He dug down another 200 feet and still nothing. I said, "Go deeper." He drilled another 200 feet and he hit rock. I said, "Blast it, cut it, do whatever you have to do but keep digging." After fighting the rock and breaking his drill and getting a new one we got a little deeper. He said, "We are at 1,200 feet, why do you want me to keep going?" I said, "Cause I'm tired of these water bills and I'm going to do something about it." He said, "But this is really deep." I asked him if he had hit water yet. He said "no," so I told him to go deeper. "But you don't understand," he said. "We don't usually drill this deep, this is going to be expensive." I told him that, "Sometimes you have to go deeper to get what you are after, no matter what the cost." He started the machine and went down another four inches and hit a river of water. Just a few inches separated me from getting my breakthrough. That was five years ago and that well has never run dry.

In 2013 I want you to apply that to your life in all ways. Sometimes you will spend time on a thing and it will produce no water. Don't be afraid to move on to another spot. YOU CAN'T HAVE FEAR. I don't care how much time you put into it. If the well is dry MOVE ON! Nothing lives where there is no living water. Be it a relationship, a job, a business, don't be afraid to move to another spot.

Now, on the other hand, if you are digging your well and you are sure that it is not only where you want to be but where God wants you to be, then keep digging in that same spot. Don't stop digging until you hit a river of blessings. Don't stop praying until you live in the change you've been waiting for. Don't stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough. Yes, it will get difficult. Yes, you may hit rock. Yes, there will be a cost. But when you get to what God is trying to get you to, YOU WILL RECOVER IT ALL!  One of my favorite scriptures says that. "PURSUE AND YOU SHALL RECOVER IT ALL!"

Some people give up when they are only inches away!!

Happy New Year.

DDDDIIGGGGGG! People DIG!!!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    TP, are you waiting on me? :-) I had to jump in the shower & get freshen up. How u doing Baby? You know when you had your back turned to me while filming on the set? I was kissing you all over. Did u feel the effect? Did it feel good to you? It felt wonderful to me! Yes! So much so, that it made you turn around & see! Then I'm kissing all over your face & you're caressing me all over. Running your anointed hands thru my hair & stroking my neck, as only you can. :-) Its all good T! I like your touch. SATISFACTORY! IMPRESSIVE! ATTRACTIVE! HIGHER LEVEL, TOO! Do u think it good to have us a P*** installed? I think it'll be a wonderful idea. Will u handle that for me please? Thank you! Because I know u will! Only this is, when you do, do, you go way out there. That I'm always impressed by you. :-) You make me & my heart smile so much more than any bad day! I smile just at the thought of you. You & I are holding conversations with each other, even when we're not in the same room, city, or state, Country for that matter! Your love break through walls, & it shines so brightly that even the blind sees. :-) I'm kissing your eyes & YOU KNOW, I'm kissing my cheeks. When you smile TP, I smile & laugh. You still have such a beautiful smile. I love when u smile. It makes me feel like you're happy, fulfilled, complete, whole. Because you are! We both are! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    :-) I'm back! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    T, you're the best most exciting driver I know! Now, when I get back from dropping Tai off at work(yes, we have his car, no! He hasn't drove it just yet! He's ready) for 7AM. I'll be back to cuddle & get cozy with you, Baby! :-) You already know, I don't like alarm clocks on Saturdays. I picked him up last night, after closing & turned around & had to cut he & my nephew hair. Knowing he had to be back in for 7AM. I be wanting to just be around you 24/7! We'll talk..... Hug! Be waiting on me when I get back! :-) Thank You Love! :-)

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Good Morning T!, What did I miss something, tell me?! Are you okay? What's your deal! And how did u spend last night? Crystal told me I need to take her photo off my profile pic, before u or others think its her! LoL.... She ain't got a clue! However, today I will. LoL.. You know Tyler, I put it there cause I was pretty emotional on that New Years Day after the night before. And you know why, too! Now, as for today, I'm like okay. If I say one more thing to you & you act as if you don't hear me. You & I, we gonna have a problem!!! A serious problem, at that! :o !!! Now all games to the side & not playing with me & stop giving me all these test. I should've told u this Wednesday night when it came to mind. Well, I'm telling you now. Now u know. Do u know how the other week u wasn't feeling good or should I say, you were feeling bad? Imagine just how I'm feeling right now?! Do you know or do you even care? I expect you to understand & right now I'm feeling so let down by you. FYI: just so you know. And if words are sometimes not enough! What actions are you willing to take? This is what I wanna know; gotta know. What actions are you willing to take Tyler Perry? (I'm calling your whole name, which is a sign to you that u are in some trouble with me!!!) Another FYI! I must inform u, u can't go without saying something! Better yet, talking to/with me. Do u want me to leave you alone? Yes or No!

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Tyler, I'm thinking a visit would be excellent. And or a phone call at the least. Hmmm.... I guess! I don't know what else to say. I done told u. Now u know. Maybe, you'll act up on it. Please know, I'm not discouraged due to this one day. Cause I would love to have Lover's Day each & every day. Why not!? :-) I have gotten the greatest thrill by chasing/following all up behind u. So, maybe & just maybe, you'll take over from here. If u so choose too! Like Mr & Mrs Pac-Man, Tyler! LoL!!! It's your time. Let me see what you're working with! :-) I'll be waiting! :P ...LoL... :-)

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  • Kristal Walker St. Petersburg, FL

    I have no idea why today of all days I chose to come to this website or even read about you wanting wells put into your yard. But God knew. I have been depressed because I hate Florida. Want to move to Atlanta to persue my music career. Told I'm too old because I am 40. No money to move....but I have a date, a promise, and faith. I am sick because I cannot do what I want to do which is sing because the opportunity here is not open. I visited Atl and fell in love. I do not know how this is going to happen.....I was telling myself this morning just to give up.....but this story of going deeper, keep digging no matter the cost hit me in my heart. I cry as I type and I promise to keep going. For myself, my child, my grand baby.....and my brother I promised before he passed. Hurts like h*** right now because I wanna give up. But I will keep fighting. Thank you for this post. I'm going to get there obecausne way or the other becaus my destiny has to be fulfillef

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  • Sydoney Brackett Jamaica W.I.

    Tyler I needed to hear this story as I am now at a rock in my life. Visit our island some time....pray for me as I am purchasing a home and is now at a stand still due to lack of funds. blessings and love my dear

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  • Sheneith Hawkins Dallas,Tx.

    Baby!!!, I am so tired; will you please unwrap me!? :-) Thank you, Love!

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  • Jalaine Bridges Palestine Tx

    You are such an inspiration...I appreciate you and your wisdom. Thank you and God Bless you

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  • Faith T SouthAfrica

    Tyler,thanks very much.2013 is my year,I have faith in all that i pray for.therefore ill keep on digging though it gets tough sometym bt as you said"Dont stop pushing until you deliver your breakthrough" SA LOVES YOU

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  • Tritia Edwards (Trish) Lake Charles, LA

    Thank you so much Mr. Perry for all the ways you have inspired my family and I. First through your plays and films and today you have inspired me with this story about digging for a well. I had just read a previous comment you wrote about people never saying hi, but asking for something and got intimidated to even write what I wanted to say, but then I went a little deeper into your page and came across the story of the well. I have been reaching for my dream of writing for a very long time now. I started with inspirational poetry that I would write for my church or people who were going through things and needed to be encouraged. I was in a car accident in September 2012 and because of my injuries was out of work for a few months. I decided to write my first inspirational book. It helped me fight the depression that was starting to set in. It's entitled Reflections of Christ and focuses on the words of Christ and how each day as we read and study His words, as we look into the mirror we should look more and more like Him. I have finished the book and have no idea where to go from here. I know I am in the right spot and that it's ordained by God so I'm going to keep digging until I reach the water. I know you have experience in writing and would love it if you could just read my manuscript and tell me your opinion. I know you have an eye for great talent and if you could help me with this, I would be forever grateful. I am a 35 year old wife and mother of 3. I have worked hard since the age of 16. I am a Licensed Practical Nurse, but my destiny is to be a published writer. For a dream to come true, you must first have a dream. Your truly, Tritia Edwards

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  • Shirley McCray United States

    I love this Mr. tyler perry! Im trying to go to school in Atlanta and I am from washington dc, never been that far and willing to go that far for a while but now about to hit 21 Im ready and would love to be able to talk to you about finding a well for my tuition at The Art Insrirute of Atlanta. It would be so dear to mu heart you just don't know HA! Love you Mr. Tyler Perry

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