” Where to find Encouragement in the midst of Darkness… “

In this age and time, it is difficult to rely on anyone. Not on Family, Friends or even The Church, if you go to one.

I have always been open minded as to stay positive even in the midst of crisis.

How do I do it? By staying Logical and Knowing the facts that when things can go wrong, they always go wrong! This is why I mentioned Damage Prevention in one of my blogs. Most idiots will call it Paranoia.

Well, I am not an idiot as most can assure others!

My Mentor, who is now gone taught me about that word.

I never knew what to call my methods, that I had followed since I was 21 years of age, when I decided not to be like everyone else. Even if I wanted to be similar to others, it never worked out.

I was Me and I was Unique, so why try to change something I cannot? The crazy part of this, is that You are exactly like that… Unique!

You don’t have to listen to shit and scams. You don’t have to feel guilty or shame.

Finally, you certainly do not have to Fear anything. After all, what can you lose by trying to do a good thing?

Finding Encouragement in the midst of darkness is no easy task. I know, because that has been the story of my life…

No one ever believed in anything I wanted to do or could do. Now, I see it as a joke, because those people were so afraid of getting out-shined! I remember the first time I had mentioned about writing my first book, my so-called friends and acquaintances replied with a smile and silence.

Others patronized me and told me that they were also writing a book! Yeah right! I couldn’t use a computer then, so I hand wrote it in a very pretty book, I had purchased, especially for that purpose.

I knew the rest of them laughed at me but I did not care!

It took me ten years to complete that book!

Now, Amazon has it and the rest who hear that I actually completed the book are all so nice to me!

I feel like telling them, they haven’t seen anything yet! But what for?

I keep those kinds of hurtful memories as a Reminder, who Believed in me sincerely and who did not!

I have done Everything I said I would do since I was 18 years of age.

I wanted to become a Vocalist, Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Martial Arts, Nail Artist, Designer, Body-Builder, and a Writer. I have even Preached at 2 churches, which can open a door to many other things.

Not once, did I have the complete and utter sincere support of anyone I knew, except for Myself.

Sure, some wanted me to make it but they had their own selfish reasons! Not once, was I fooled by the charming words of the many! And you know what?, That is Okay!

It feels better not to owe anyone!

I often had to dig deep inside of me, to find something I could feel positive about during dark times.

I promised myself when I turned Twenty-one years old, that I will Not sell myself out and I have not!

I also promised myself, that I will not dream about some big time Producer or anything like that to fool me into thinking I will make it Big! I said I will accomplish all my dreams and make it, that’s all!

Accomplishing my goals is Making It!

Forget about the Big bullshit dreams, so many will offer you, especially when you are a Female!

If you are in a dark place and have no clue how to get out? Don’t get out!

Why don’t you Master that Dark Place, and give it your touch of Uniqueness? Don’t worry, the darkness cannot stay dark. Your eyes will adjust and it will just be another Dim place, that you can say you have been to, and decorated with your lovely presence!

Dig deep as you sit in that pit…

Dig for the little nice and kind things that a stranger may have told you when you were younger…

Dig for the silly things, you had done, that made others laugh?

Dig for all the small things you were able to accomplish, no matter how menial they were!

Dig for the tears and hurts that helped you get to this dark place to begin with, I bet you’ll find a way out!

Dig for a face, you would like to look at with healthy Pride, once you do climb out of that pit!

Dig for that one person, you can dedicate your Win to!

I say Dig, because it will be that much more difficult, every time you slip and fall into that pit.

Do not be afraid of the pit, it was your creation, Remember?

If you cannot Dig right away? Don’t worry about it, Sit and Cry it out!

You will Dig, once your Spirit decides it’s time to Dig!

I hope This helps anyone, who may be going through a dark time right now. I would imagine many are.

It seems every person that I meet lately, are sad.

We need to find something to smile about…

How I do wish that life could be better for everyone.

A Solution to whatever Problem, we may be going through is there. Have faith in your heart that you already know the solution…

Author: Latia Del Riviero

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2 thoughts on “” Where to find Encouragement in the midst of Darkness… “”

  1. Hi, I once met a beautiful young lady at a time in my life that was full of struggle. Our brief encounters left me wanting to get to know this person more. Sadly, She seemed to always be involved or otherwise caught up in something that served to prevent us from anything more meaningful. She once bought me a bag of groceries:). She carved her name on my headboard. She then disappeared from my life. Her name was Arminda. I believe her father’s name was Frank. Are you the friend that I lost?


    1. Ron… I woke up at 5 am and all of a sudden, I remembered … The young man took care of his family at a very young age and had a sister, who was friends with me.
      I remember when I met you, How I met you, and where I met you.
      I also remember buying the groceries and your reaction to it. I don’t remember carving my name on your headboard. If you can answer my questions correctly: What was your sister’s name? and get it right, then you have indeed, found your friend that you lost! British Guiana was a place of what? I will be more than happy to re-connect with you.
      If it is the Ron, that I am thinking of… I am amazed and flattered that you recognized and found me after all these years. It took about 16 hours to remember exactly who you were…


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