Despite the lost of Don Cornelius, Whitney Huston and David Peatson, February was a month filled with an plethora of blessings. Two of my favorite were the following.
1. Black History in the Making by Breanna Rittman
2. Homeless Era Obliterated
Then there's a blessing that can't be described with words. This blessings in particular was something I was far from expecting. The best way to describe this blessing is to say its from God. I can't make sense of it in any other way. Here's my best chronological recollection of this phenomenal blessing bestowed upon my life. When your done reading it, try and make sense of it yourself. If you can.
On Friday, February 10, 2012, I received a message Facebook Message from an old college from named Grinette. The following message read as followed.
Grinette further told me that I probably don't realize it but I have helped a lot of people in HCC (The Haitian Cultural Club). HCC is the organization I've served as a member and later president for a year. Her statement made me think about another unique statement my first roommate for 9 months in LA told me when I was getting ready to move out.
5 days after we spoke (February 17th) she sent her first offering as promised. My new home is my first home LA. Its also the first time I've been obligated to pay for a place to live since March of 2010. That's approximately 1 year and 10 months. That's almost two years since I've had the obligation of paying a rent/ lease.
Before my current place, I've had 3 mandatory bills. My phone bill and two storage's. In storage in Florida and one in LA. Which makes an approximate total of $250.00 per month. As for food, I'm still on food stamps and I'm still loving it. Upon finding my new home. I had consider how I'm going to find an additional $200.00 per month. My Hollywood Blvd gimmick idea I came up with while at the movies one day was close to mind but I never had to use that idea. God sent Grinette. She came into my life to sponsor this additional expense. In a sense, I'm still not paying for rent/lease.
When Grinette and I spoke, it was the first time we spoke in over 10 or 11 years. How does she suddenly appear into my life and grant me with such a blessing. This is unheard of. If you are able to make sense of it please expound. The only sense I can make for this blessing is that Grinette is one of the newest angels placed in my life to make sure I succeed. Everything about this is so random and unheard of. Its nothing my imagination would of ever thought of. The timing and preciseness is impeccable.
Grinette, I know I helped you in college but what your doing for me is beyond help. What your doing for me near by unbelievable. You are truly a God sent. When I was holding your stuff in college, I was content with being able to burn your CD's. You had some jams. Carl Thomas, Musiq Soulchild,...Your music collection was rewarding enough. Now 10 years later I'm still reaping rewards, wow. Grinette God bless you. I can't thank you enough. By being obedient to God, you have made the next several chapters of my quest possible. As you are a blessing to me, I will soon look forward to the day I can do the same for you. Grinette, thank you on trillion times over.
Just when I thought the cup was going to stop running over, it began to pour out even more. Grinette started and electric reaction. I shared the story with my Ma, Sister Prayer Joan, lol and she confirmed to spend me something as she randomly does. Then I told Pam, my second mom and to my surprise she decided to send me something. The following week they were both received.
Around the same time, one of my previous guests on The Motown Maurice Show, Charles Mattocks offered to send me half of my next months rent on Facebook. Although, I haven't received confirmation for the donation the thought is worth plenty.
I can't conclude the blessings of February without mentioning the message I've received from Karen D. A woman who I never met before but has been following my pursuit. In her own words through a Facebook message she expected to see something big to happen to me by now. Without even asking, she began to pour out her support toward my quest by introducing me to her prominent contacts through email. This story is still developing and I look forward to to sharing the progress of her support.
I have a very vivid imagination. I'm always thinking about all kinds of crazy things daily. Things that ends up happening to me are on boundaries of my imagination I haven't even discovered yet. The unexpected blessings I continue to receive makes every moment of this quest worth wild. As my Ma always tells me, "You are blessed."
Everyone, thank you so much for making February such a magical month. I wouldn't of made it this far if it wasn't for my all my gift givers. The number of people I have in my corner uncountable. There's an army of soldiers on my quest with me and the number continues to grow. Together we will define The Future of Late Night Television and much more.
As the quest continues...
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