I would love to take credit for the above Headline to my Posting but I can’t. Take a minute to truly read and ponder this announcement. It came across my Twitter feed a few days ago and I just can’t shake it from my soul. I don’t follow the famous man who posted it; as it was liked by someone who I follow. I do know his work quite well – he is only a few years younger than me. He is a world renowned American rapper, actor, narrator, chef and writer. His name is Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn Jr, but is known by his stage name “Common”. I was very taken aback by this depiction coming from a man who appears to have the world in the palm of his hand. I just sat there reading it over and over, analyzing it. Trying to decipher what his message to his followers truly mean, in the way he Capitalized each word – followed by a period. I know the effect of it, as it forced me to stop dead in my tracks, drop what I was doing and thinking about; and take notice of this impactful five Word “moment of truth” statement. This proclamation was very poetically and methodically thought out, as if to say, “slow down for a minute and know that I hear you all out there; and that I too, am hurting in some way.”
We often think that those who are famous have everything they could possibly want and are living exemplary lives. Yet when you see such a public decree as, “Everybody.Is.Going.Through.Something.” coming from a very famous person, then we can let go and just let out a long breath in knowing, hey, they too, have their problems.
So the next time you hit a crisis moment, know that you are not alone. Go ahead and take that long deep breath; and as you exhale, say out loud, “Everybody.Is.Going.Through.Something.” I know it sure makes me feel better knowing that I’m not the only one in the world who is feeling out-of-whack. Peace be to you all!