I am THANKFUL for the stars, no not the ones in the sky, but the ones on the radio and small and big screens who continue to show out;
Because of you I’ve come to realize that being rich has nothing to do with fame, money, or clout.
See I watch you degrade yourselves, belittle each other, and pretend to make ratchet seem cool;
But at the end of the day, everyone laughing at you, not with you, dragging your name through the mud, and looking at you sideways because you decided to play the fool.
For what though? A little notoriety, a few more coins, to become a household name?
Well baby if that’s how the “other side” lives, if that is what it takes to be in the “inner circle,” I’m just fine in my own lane.
I refuse to allow someone else to define me or determine my worth;
I’m a child of the Most High and what He blessed me with is way more important than 15 minutes in the spotlight on the earth.
I am THANKFUL that being humbled didn’t take my life but instead put me on the right path;
Even when I lost it all and was at my lowest, I still realize that what I have now is far greater than what I ever had.
I am THANKFUL that whatever did not kill me has truly made me stronger;
THANKFUL that I am not consumed by keeping up with the Joneses or trying to impress the Smiths, and the things that used to move me, just don’t any longer.
So THANK you for showing that fame and fortune is not all it’s cracked up to be if it means losing your soul;
I’d rather play the background, enjoy the journey, and count my blessings while remaining in control.
Not worried about likes on social media, plugs on the radio, or a Nielsen rating;
Instead I am THANKFUL because of you I am not the one being dictated to or exploited, but the one who is creating.