My City! My City! No matter what we all love coming or being home. Home is really where the heart is. I can go away for weeks and have the time of my life and come home to Dayton, Ohio and still feel on top of the world. But that’s only because I know how to deal with what I’m surrounded by, negative or positive. But do you ? I doubt it. We let what others say determine our actions and never listen to ourselves. When I’m home theirs so much negativity. Not saying great things don’t happen in my city because great things do happen and their are positive people. What I am saying is we don’t support each other enough. Some down people of their dreams when they don’t think that they are capable themselves. I see someone doing great in my city and I’m like they doing the damn thing, proud of them. But their are those who will say, how they do that? Somebody helped them! That ain’t shit! You know how he/she got that right?…ETC ! Where’s the support ? If it is someone’s dream let them live it ! This goes for every city. Now is the time for us all to come together and lift each other up when we are down. Give encouragement. If we are all building together, who can stop us? Ugh Nobody !!!! I think about those who tell me I cannot do something and I’m like how can you say that. How come I can’t? Anything is possible ! I create my reality the way I want it to be. I’m not living my life miserable. Those who down others dreams are those who don’t have a vision for themselves. But one can always be created. The love I have for my city is exactly the type of love everyone else should have for their city. But I am sick and tired of the pain we put each other through. You mad someone else getting money? Why? You can get money too! You mad cause someone is traveling? You can travel too? You talking down on someone living their dream? Why? Create your happiness yourself. You down talking someone and what their doing is not going to stop them or put you in a better position. In fact it will push them to be and do better. It takes less energy to support, more energy to hate. Get inspired by the positive things in your city. Try expanding the minds of those who are being negative. Work together! My city is small but I often think about the what ifs. Could we go without violence for months in my city? Could we hold peaceful events every week? Could we share are dreams with each other without a negative comment being said? Truth is…yea we could. But it will have to be done together. I have a idea. Lets try to do something that will make a difference in our city everyday. It can be big or small. Pick up trash, ask to shovel someone’s driveway free of charge, help someone elderly, volunteer somewhere, give some positive advice, write a positive letter to a company, help an organization, give! For once let’s just put a smile on someone’s face and not even think a negative thought. The time is now. I am from Dayton, Ohio and I believe that change can be made. Love.
What kills me is a person hating on someone that’s doing better than them. How can you hate on someone that’s doing great in life? How can you hate on someone that is happy? I’ve been following this guy on Instagram for a while now. I call him Rugs but his Instagram name is mrrugs_. His pictures motivate me. When I see someone that is happy I want to know more about them. Maybe they could give me tips in life how to be better. I saw a couple people talking negative about him and I’m thinking in my head like they don’t even know him personally. They just saying what they heard or what they think. People hate on him because he’s living a great life. I had the privilege of speaking with Rugs. I asked him a few questions. He was born in Brooklyn NY 10/29/84. Rugs is a Brand Ambassador “Dusse” / promoter. Dusse is Jay-Z’s liquor. My new favorite drink if I may add. I wanted to know a little more about Rugs not just about “Dusse” so I asked him, “Whats the hardest thing you ever been through?” He replied, “My brothers passing.” I know it’s hard to get through a situation like that. Especially if it’s someone as close as a brother. I couldn’t even imagine but I know that Rugs is strong…Since it’s so many people who clearly want to be like Rugs I asked him about the advice he would give to those trying to live the life he lives. He said, “Do what you love, stick to what makes you happy, everything will fall into place.” Who can be mad at that? Great advice! In fact I use this everyday. I noticed that some people cannot deal with the negative things said about them so I asked Rugs how does he do it. He responded, “I ignore most of it. My reputation stems from my childhood antics. I was reckless yeah, I admit that. I’ve learned to choose my battles and respond appropriately…but I am not about provoking shit anymore. I am maturing.” Sounds good to me. If you’re someone out there that has trouble dealing with the hate or negativity the best thing to do is teach yourself to ignore it or use it as motivation. I choose to do both. People we have to do better. If we want to make it to that next level in life we have to stop putting each other down. Lets be happy in what we do and get money. Thanks to Rugs I am on the right track and I am doing what I love and I am the best at it! And for those talking negative about me I really ain’t hearing it ! Rugs next big event is his All Black Affair 10/29/13. Yess I will definitely be there! Make sure you’re sipping right #dusselife.