By Vernalee
Allow me to “vernalize” you with my list of never(s). Here goes…
Never be anyone but you.
Never disrespect your parents.
Never act as if you are an island because it’s lonely by yourself.
Never set yourself up for failure.
Never keep a notebook of secrets that you don’t want to be seen.
Never become a habitual liar. It makes the truth too hard to tell.
Never tell on yourself. You never did it unless your DNA proves it!
Never tell people what you think they want to hear to be kind – if you are being dishonest.
Never lie about where you are going if you don’t want your whereabouts to be discovered.
Never make promises that you can’t keep.
Never have a hiding spot easy to find.
Never back down.
Never let someone you love go; you may not be able to get them back.
Never be nobody’s fool or doormat.
Never get caught.
Never cry “wolf” because no one will believe you when you are being truthful.
Never doubt yourself.
Never be between a rock and a hard place.
Never underestimate yourself or others.
Never trust anyone but your Mother.
Never feel defeated.
Never tell a never ending story.
Never forget what should be remembered.
Never give up or quit.
Never forget the “road” that took you over. You may have to come back.
Never judge a book by its cover.
Never knew I needed you until I lost you.
Never once have I _______.
Never pay to play.
Never rub me the wrong way.
Never burn bridges.
Never make a never list with stuff that you know you will never do.
Never say never.
mind me.
It never dawned on me because there is never a dull moment in my life that today, it’s now or never. Nevertheless, just like gospel singer Marvin Sapp, I realized that I ….
“Never would have made it
Never could have made it without You
I would have lost it all
But now I see how You were there for me
And I can say
Never would have made it
Never could have made it
Without You
I would have lost it all
But I now I see
How You were there for me
And I can say
I’m stronger, I’m wiser
I’m better, much better
When I look back
Over all You brought me through
I can see that You were the One
I held on to
And I never, never would have made it
(Never would have made it)
Oh, I never could have made it
(Never could have made it without You – God!)”

Photo reprint:; Lyrics: Marvin Sapp – “Never would have made it.”