Please read this! You will not regret it, I promise you.
You can love or hate Tyler Perry, as I find most people do. There seems to be no in between. I may not like everything he puts out and I do think he goes a bit overboard with the stereotypes but I respect him. I also do enjoy a few of his movies and plays and if you really listen and pay attention, there are some good life lessons that come even out of a character like Madea.
This right here is the truth and the way that Perry put it together is very clever.
Some people come into your life for a lifetime. Some come for a season. You’ve got to know which is which. And you’re always gonna mess up when you mix seasonal people up with lifetime expectations.
I put everybody that comes into my life in the category of a tree. Some people are like leaves on a tree. The wind blows — they’re over here. They’re unstable. It blows the other way — now they’re over here. The season changes. They wither and die. They’re gone. Most people in the world are like that. They’re just there to take from the tree. They ain’t there to do nothing but take and give shade every now and then. That’s all they can do. But don’t be mad if people are like that. That’s who they are. That’s what they were put on this earth to be, a leaf.
Some people are like a branch on that tree. You’ve got to be careful about them branches too cause they’ll fool you. They’ll make you think they’re a good friend and they’re real strong, but the minute you step out there on them they’ll break and leave you high and dry.
But if you find two or three people in your life that are like the roots at the bottom of that tree, you are blessed. Because they’re the kind of people that ain’t going nowhere. They ain’t got to know what they’re doing for you, but if those roots weren’t there that tree couldn’t live. You understand? A tree could have a hundred million branches, but only a few roots down at the bottom to make sure it gets everything it needs. I’m telling you, Sonny, when you get you some roots hold on to them, but the rest of ’em, let ’em go.