It's crazy that I've come across this because I was just talking about this a couple days ago. I remember as a kid growing up always thinking good will happen but I feel that because of insecurity and what other people would say, I kept my hopes for "good" limited. I knew that good would happen & I would be better than I was & would continue to get better than my initial state but I had no specific aim. I looked at people as if their life was so different and far from mine, especially celebrities. I thought that I could never become what they were but I'll be better than what I was one day. I remember being a teenager praying every night for confidence and as I grew older God gave me just that. I'm glad to say that I'm now 21 years old & the amount of confidence, ambition, and assurance that I have, of my greatness & the fact that I will be successful is more than I would have ever thought I could have. I know I'm going to be successful one day and my expectation of success is high but I feel that God's plans for me are still higher. It's just a blessing to know that God will push us to be great even when we don't know we're great yet!
Thank you for such an inspiring clip. I smiled when you spoke of the boy with the 2 shirts and how he finally grasped the he could have both concept. You have the ability to show laughter and I could hear the joy in your voice while you spoke of your time with them. I agree that many adults are jaded by life and I desire to be a part of shaking up their world through poetry, and through hands on sharing of joy and lifting up others. I like what you said "Think up, Think life, Think Joy" and I intend to write about it, that and how those of us who are up out of the muck and mire can help change the mindset from hinder to Hope in the minds of those we come in contact with. Too many try to limit Jesus. I (praise the Lord) have for most of my adult life had a massive faith in God's word, and I believed on Him and Him who sent Him. Too many limit by "do this, must do that" the Holy Spirit is 100% able to complete His work that began with our faith in Christ. The Spirit has started a fire in me that won't be soon quenched and I am on fire for the Lord and in being a servant of His towards others. Thank you for your inspiring words once again. I am going to continue listening to the other video offerings you have. In Christ, Kari
I too believe that I can have anything but, like those children, it seems impossible. I am a dreamer. I hope my dreams don't die with me and not come to reality. I'm believing and hoping.
I bless God so much for you Tyler. Your first movie I watched was the Dairy of a mad black woman which made me to know that God is my everything. It taught me to never give up in life no matter the circumstance. Thank u so much and by the grace of God,we will meet one day and I have a story to tell you.
Mr. Perry, I love your spirit. It is certainly a joy to see kids excited. I used to work in a community center located in a public housing area. I go back every few weeks or so to check on "my kids". During a summer festival a couple of years ago, one of the kids ran up to me screaming, "Ms. Angie" and hugged me around my knees. It was heartwarming. When the little boy left, my teen son said, "I guess people do like you." Be encouraged and keeping doing what you do.
I will love to help!!! If you need help taking this year a group of kids shopping . I will love to be part of seeing the beautiful smile on their faces . It will be priceless!!! Thank you for being you!!! Ivette
God Bless you for giving to those children your story really wowed me I know it says in the book.of John to share your blessings and God will triple your blessings back but you can't expect the blessings just know he will and your message about positive thinking and having is so true and inspired me so much so thank you and God Bless you...always
Mr. Perry u r awsome. All the things you've gone through, from growing up 'til now. And all the inspiration, and jobs, and the help, the"giving giving back." I thought about emailing u several times but never did until now. Ask me what I need, not want.
Wow!! Mr Perry, you my inspiration sir, thank God for you am fully inspired. I have been going through these inspirational videos, you are a God made. I am a self-made Graphic Designer its more of natural I never went to school for anything that I am doing, photography etc. I have got a zeal of acting and directing movies, I have sent application to the USA and UK got couple of promising calls but no one has ever really called me in, I watched 2 videos where you mentioned that at some point I am not suppose to be recognized by anyone for the glory of God. I am definitely taking a relaxing step for God to do His work, this helped me a lot because I have been getting a lot of denials and that has been a challenge to embrace, but thank you Mr Perry for opening my eyes.
Greetings and blessings to you and your family and i hope that my post find you at peace. Mr. Tyler Perry you have truly been an inspiration to me throughout the years. It is with gods blessing that i would like to introduce myself to you. I am Elaine Lloyd-Robinson and i am a mother of four and a grandmother of three. Because of you sharing your story i never gave up on my dream of telling the G.H.E.T.T.O Stories.l Like you have been trying for 20 years to tell the G.H.E.T.T.O Stories(getting higher education to teach others) everyone i told laughed at me so i printed T-shirts and i wore them ever where. I purchased I am GHETTO and i am sharing the authentic stories of people who has overcome struggles..Like myself.. A bit about my G.H.E.T.T.O Story i grew up in few public housing communities in Toronto. To begin on my sixteen birthday i had my first child. The second one when i was twenty two. Number three and four in my thirties. I received a high school diploma at 33 and my college diploma at 41 and and at 36 i welcomed my first grandchild. I have been working in community since i was 18 and i am still doing it. I aspire to be a world changer and i am in the process of putting it all together. I am privilege to be fabulous at 50 knowing that the best is yet to come. Not to mention I am writhing a book titled Stepping Into Myself My G.H.ET.T.O Story. Enjoy reading my post and thank you for being so open and understanding in sharing your journeys . One Love Elaine..
Mr Perry, I'm in need of some inspirational advice. My son pasted 8 yrs now. He left money for my husband and I to purchase a home. We have been in bankruptcy for the second time in 4 yrs. My husband is a truck driver that every time he gets a good paying job, something happens then he looses his job. He's working but he's not getting paid enough and not fast enough to keep up payments. I take care of all the othet bills in the house. Mr Perry, what inspirational advice can you give me so we don't loose our home?
Good Evening Mr. Perry, THANK YOU JESUS, FOR THE WORD! I recently gained the boldness and understanding of this concept. Ever since this revelation, I have been fighting for my DREAM E-V-E-R-Y SINGLE DAY! Mr. Perry, please understand what I'm getting ready to say as I'm not just a DREAMER. I BELIEVE with every fiber of my being that I WILL and SHALL work with you. Sooooooo many years have passed with this Dream suffocating inside of me. I suppressed this dream down all because I didn't think I was good enough. When I gained the boldness and courage to begin fighting for what was already placed within me the stirring inside increased and won't let me rest. It's somewhat hard to explain when you wake up, lay down, pray, work that all I think about is when I will join my Tyler Perry Studios Family. My family have intimate conversations regularly to help prepare for the transition. I've started to live like it's already happened. In the meantime, I'm positioning myself for the move ,i.e. headshots, acting classes, coaching, learning everything within my reach to help propel forward. Therefore, it's just only a matter of time because ANY DAY, ANY TIME, I expect to hear, that official "YES" from you. I admire you, your work/art, creativity but mostly the spirit of God that reigns in you. I love you, In Jesus Name. I won't stop asking and will not stop knocking until I hear a YES. Mr. Perry will you provide an opportunity and allow this DREAM to come ALIVE. Thank you, Stephanie Green
Steph, I sooo totally see myself in your shoes as well. God is surely faithful to those who believe and trust in Him. Let His will be done and so it shall be. He has major plans for you not to harm you but to make you prosper. So keep up the good spirit, I have no doubt that sooner if not later you'll be working with Tyler. Eccl 3:1-8 says there's a time for everything and yours shall come. Your dream shall be fulfilled so keep the faith. May God richly bless you.
Thanks for that story about the young adults.I am a single mom.And have been my entirer adult life since age 19.I have 2 adult children age 26 and 33.I've sacrifrice doing things for myself for so long.At age 52 I'm just getting exactly what you're saying it brought me to tears because.I've been sacrificing myself for so long.That's all I knew to do.And I really needed to hear that.I really want to get me a decent car.lost my last one in a flood .Taking my son to work one night.Was able to save for another car which I purchased from a family member.That turned out to be a lemon.So now I'm disabled and unabled to really save like I need to .But with God's help I'll get what I want.