Hello and “Good Vibes” to everyone! When it comes to the people that you invest your life and time with, do you expect them to redirect that same treatment right back to you? Do you go out of your way to make sure that they are good and taken care of? Do you feel appreciated for the things that you do for them and don’t mind doing it? Or do you feel obligated and forced to do things that you feel is only right just because they are currently present in your life. Sometimes we create monsters in the midst of helping others. Allow me to be transparent. Growing up, I’ve always felt like I can save the world. If someone came to me with a financial problem, I would find resources and ways to help them take that burden off their chest, even if it meant digging deep into my own pockets. I felt like once you let me in on your problems, it became our problem and we were going to get through it together. But then I realized after one problem was resolved, more would pile up, along with the sob stories. Of course I fell for it for a while, but something just didn’t feel right. The help and resources I was kindly giving, quickly became an expectation. A few dollars here and there, resulted to more and more being given out every other week. At first it was all good and I didn’t mind helping out. But once a few folks randomly approached me and ask me to assist them with financially starting a business and also stated that so and so told them that I was a happy giver all the time, made me realize that the joke was on me. Just the thought of knowing that someone I thought was a friend would go that far and talk about me behind my back made me feel so used and hurt. I knew at that very moment, I had to come to terms that it was time to stop trying to save the world, stop saying yes and keep it moving. Unfortunately, feeling responsible for other’s financial well being got the best of me in the beginning, but once I start saying no, there I stood alone. Eventually, I met up with hard times and needing help myself. But guess what, I had to struggle all alone, everyone expected me to be good, no one took my struggles seriously being that at one point in my life I was financially stable. People couldn’t wait to run and tell other’s that I hit rock bottom and how they enjoyed telling me no. But for month’s and years I looked out for them and made sure that they didn’t give up. So you see, you can’t save the world when in reality, people do what you allow them to do and treat you however they feel you should be treated. On a lighter note, losing weight and starting over wasn’t so bad after all. I can honestly say that even though those that I thought had my back let me down, I made it through and I’m doing alright. I expected them to look after me, like I did for them but that was obviously not the case. All I can say is, be careful who you invest your life and time in, it’s a jungle out there. CAN YOU RELATE?
Kentucky Good Vibes Magazine
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Justice is an action that is morally right and fair. Justice means rewarding or punishing everyone accor
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. Protest is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something. Justice is an action that is morally right and fair. Justice means rewarding or punishing everyone according to their actions. Fairness is the equality of making judgements that are free from discrimination. Fairness means treating everyone equally. Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, right, and opportunities. Visible means able to be seen. Respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Change means make or become different. “a proposal to change the law”. Liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views.
Liberty is the freedom from physical restraint.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR, GEORGE FLOYD, AHMAUD ARBERY and the list goes on...
Definitions from Oxford Language
They say, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER”. However, you interpreted those words, is completely at your own discretion. We obviously all come from different walks of life and backgrounds, but at the end of the day, we decide who we rock with vs. who we roll with. That’s right, in this journey of life, we are taught to do things a cer
They say, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER”. However, you interpreted those words, is completely at your own discretion. We obviously all come from different walks of life and backgrounds, but at the end of the day, we decide who we rock with vs. who we roll with. That’s right, in this journey of life, we are taught to do things a certain way, hang with a specific type of people, told who to be friends with, how to talk, walk, dress and the list goes on. Unfortunately, rather than leading, some of us has ended up following the likes of someone that did not have our best interest at heart. But of course, just to keep the peace between the two, we stuck it out knowing good and well, the whole friendship/kinship/relationship was completely toxic. You see the looks, you hear the rumors, the lies, you know what is really going on, what really happened and what was really said. Regardless, of the negative attitudes, actions, and behaviors within that circle, you never stepped out, you remained that loyal bird in the flock. Even though you clearly stand out and carry yourself differently, others are convinced that you are just the same as the company you keep. But you know just as well as those that really know you, that you were cut from a completely different cloth and their unsettling behaviors does not pertain to you. Or does it? Once again, they say, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER” right. Regardless of what people see or think, it is up to each individual to pick and choose their battles and the company they keep. Some feel forced, while others just want to fit in. Some were born and raised into a specific lifestyle and environment, which can be both good and unfortunately toxic to many. One thing to never forget in life is who you are! Misery loves company and hurt people, hurt people! You can either walk away and lead by example, or you can follow the very people that would let you freeze in the cold, rather than give you a coat to keep warm. The worst lies are the lies that you tell yourself. Bigger picture! Some people will never change and will always see you as who they expect you to be. They will never see growth or accept that you no longer live a certain way. All they see is the old you or the crowd you ran with. Let other’s thoughts of you, mean nothing but motivation to you. Don’t get caught up in the crowd, you might get lost in it. Stay true yourself and follow your own lead. You got this!
Life for many has changed in ways that has shaken once thought to be solid foundations, due to the recent Cov-19 pandemic. This life changing virus showed up with no warning and took the world by storm, leaving everyone helpless, scared, clueless and in the fight for their lives. While some of the changes have been discovered to be bles
Life for many has changed in ways that has shaken once thought to be solid foundations, due to the recent Cov-19 pandemic. This life changing virus showed up with no warning and took the world by storm, leaving everyone helpless, scared, clueless and in the fight for their lives. While some of the changes have been discovered to be blessings in disguise, others have been left with unanswered questions, unemployed, unpaid bills, low or no funds, sudden illness, or loss of loved one(s) and the list goes on. The anxieties of the unknown and what may be next continues to cross everyone’s mind. “NO ONE SAW THIS COMING” or even knows what the outcome will be. With that said, shelter in place has created more family time and children are able to spend more quality time with their parents due to school closings. This means, less travel, less running around, less gas being burned, as well as less wear and tear on vehicles. The projects that have been getting put off, are now getting done. Families are also able to sit still and catch up with distant family members on group chats via social media. However, those not so good changes such as being laid off from work, not being able to apply for unemployment benefits or receive a stimulus check, has become overwhelmingly exhausting leaving us to feel completely helpless. The struggle is real! The system was not prepared to handle the volume of need and our now phobic society, which is on high alert. This makes interaction with one another very difficult. It’s a feeling of disappointment and unrest because they don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring, which has been a real challenge to take in. Crime has become more bizarre and prevalent. Life has become more difficult for everyone living on this planet. The world is having to adjust to more deaths happening all around us. I just hope and pray that we change for the better in how we treat one another, help one another, and love each other, as a result of just some of the changes this world is experiencing. With all that being said, we need each other to survive. We have to work together at this point. The peace of our world is depending on us.
Brandy Stafford Wright
I would like to announce that Diego Gudino Ramirez accepted a Scholarship to Kentucky State University and is happily awaiting the beginning of his freshman year.
Class of 2020
Woodford County High School
Graduated June 2, 2020
I would like to announce my sons single being released on July 17, 2020. It can be pre-saved at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/jay19/hardtimes-feat0kezzo--qp
Photo Taken By Dishayna Perkin
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