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Life Is Hard: Harriet Tubman


"Look for the joy, it’s there. Then you can take care of the rest.

Like Mr. Wayne says, don’t be stupid."


Ann: OK, I have now officially had it up to here with hearing about the hidden blessings of the virus and our enforced incarceration – and I am one with nothing to complain about as I live on a farm, was already a recluse, so life hasn’t changed that much for me. But I see what’s happening around me and way away from me, and there’s no hiding from this watershed moment. Auntie, can you help us with this?

Harriet Tubman: Well, chile, I been waitin' on you to call. You know I been there and done that so’s nothing you can say or experience is worse than what I went through. So let’s get that said and outten’ the way 'cause everyone’s pain is different.

Sho’ enough you ain’t starving or havin' guns pointed at you, and you ain’t lost your job, and you can still eat. These is blessings to give thanks for every day. But don’t be stupid and go to wallowing in pain that ain’t yours to claim.

We reach out, that’s what we do. That’s what you doin’ with this little blog. You think it ain’t much, and it ain’t, but it’s what you do. Everyone has to come up with what they do, what they can give, and then we’ll be headin' on the right road in the right direction.

I don’t believe in all this cryin’ in moanin’. I believe in gettin’ on with it whatever that means in whatever life you have drawn this time around.

And that’s all I got to say ‘bout life bein’ hard. You focus on that too much, and you’ll forget about the joy your Creator gave you when you weren’t even thought of. Look for it, it’s there. Then you can take care of the rest. Like Mr. Wayne says, don’t be stupid.


March 30, 2020


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