GODFREY ELDER

Debt to Dollars Episode 2 - 9/11 Where were you?

Self HelpGODFREY ELDER

What’s up everybody's this is episode two of debts of dollars thanks for tuning in.  I want to send a special shout out to my twin sister.  Happy birthday girl! This episode is about bringing the sunshine inside you wherever you go. I got a lot of questions to answer. One of the most popular questions that I get is where was I in the day 9/11 We always want to speak about what we were doing that day. Sometimes that answer is a bit hard for the average person to handle but I’m going to share it with the world.  

I really appreciate all the birthday shot outs that I’ve been getting on social media. You know how it is now days when is your birthday everybody wants to hit you up. So is really cool. Thanks for the special packages and social media stalking that goes on. I’m going to get into y’all. So September 11 I remember just being on two- day drug and alcohol binge or at least two days. I remember waking up in the staircase. Another flashes on the top of my high school. Another flash is just having a really good time. Shout outs to Sean Stephenson, Atlanta, they just sent me a text.

I appreciate the support. I'm having a good memory of just listening to rap music. A lot of Noreaga, Styles, Nate-Dog. You know it was that rap era so that was positive feeling that I have about my birthday. The majority was a dark place. I remember it was about September 13 when I found out actually that the World Trade Center fell. We were watching Spanish news and asked my friend translate to me what was going on and he told me that the World Trade Center fell on 9/11.  So thatgoes to show you the the dark place I was in. If you're from New York City or that area in New Jersey you can remember seeing clouds of smoke for months after the world trade center fell.  

But it was a couple days in and I was just so out of it, I couldn’t even look up towards sky. I had no hope. I had nothing to live for.  This is about bringing the sunshine inside you where you go. Later on in my adulthood, I remember living in Australia. It was a really tough week in terms of whether. It was raining everywhere, the beaches were flooded, there was hail. I just remember walking to the mall by something to eat and this guy was like shocked. He said dude why you so happy? He didn’t say dude, he probably said mate.

He said hey mate why so are you so happy when the weather is so bad? and I just said a man sometimes you gotta bring the sunshine with you wherever you go. He said what you mean? I said sometimes people wait for the weather be nice so they could be nice. Sometimes they wait until people treat them well so they can feel well. Me, I don't wait on that anymore I just bring sunshine with whoever I go. I had a positive impact on him and and I want to share that positive impact with the whole world.  It doesn’t matter was going on in your life. What matters shine that you have within.  When you can learn to tap into that, you have a positive impact on the way your life is going to turn out. I want to send a a shot out to know the family and friends of the victims of 9/11. But ultimately, a shot out to anyone is going through something really tough right now. 

Try to find the sunshine inside you and try to come out of this. I definitely believe that you got what it takes. It's crazy looking back now how I was on that day because sitting here right now the front yard just enjoying the weather, I am two years, two months, and two days sober. This episode two y'all of debt to dollars. Thanks for watching. Special shout out to Vanessa Kim, Sean, Lena, Jose and the whole squad. 

Check me out on episode 3 y’all. One love peace.