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This in America -- share something with you.
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You watch -- would invite me into your home every night.
So -- is going to be honest with you and tell you some -- my experiences when I was thirteen years old my mother committed suicide.
She was an alcoholic.
We were four -- got a divorce.
She was addicted to prescription drugs because.
That's what people did back then little women who couldn't find their way the doctors were like -- -- just take this is no big deal they got she got hooked in.
Was a bad scene it was a bad -- when I was thirteen she left a note next to the crock pot said dinner is in here.
Everything's gonna be fine there's more in the refrigerator she left -- -- -- -- again.
My mom thought that we would be better off without her she was wrong.
For a long time it's one of the things that may mean be an alcoholic when I was in my thirties I got to the point where I was in a fetal position on them.
-- on the floor of my bedroom in an apartment I can barely afford.
And I had a choice of life or death I really thought that it was my destiny to repeat my mom's mistake.
I had a choice I was either going to repeat my mom's history or I was gonna change my life because it was completely unmanageable.
That was my pivot point that's why I believe people can change.
Because I did it was a struggle.
But in that struggle I learned something really really important and I watch my friends I have a friend who's losing his house -- I have two friends who are now losing their house.
Have a friend who's lost his job I have a friend who I have been up that night -- because.
They are suicidal I have a friend who.
Is addicted to prescription drugs just exactly like my mother was.
I live in an area where it's all wall streeters and bankers.
Who their world assistant turned upside down.
And these are good people.
As I talked to them as I think about the things are going on in their world.
I know because I've gone through it and I know.
That we are going through -- refiners fire right now and it's a good thing.
We are being put do you remember that from that scene in in in ten commandments -- Cecil B Demille.
I know and Cecil B -- said.
And he went out into the deserts.
And member and Moses was struggling any and he had nothing no that was no water.
And only in the end what he could walk -- more.
He was ready to be molded by the hand of the maker.
We're being put through refiners fire -- glorious miracles are going to happen in our life I really truly believe that but it is.
It's up to you.
To make it it's up to you to realize that you are here for a reason you are not being tested I don't believe.
In tests god doesn't play games -- he's molding us he shaping us you are playing a critical role just like.
My mother played and she.
Maybe thought she was tested or maybe she thought she couldn't get through it or maybe she thought -- just that we were better off without her she was wrong.
She was wrong.
She should have been there.
You're here for a reason.
Don't give up we'll make it.
And -- be better for it.
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