Inviting the Drama

While on FaceBook last night I saw countless status updates about the TV sitcom The Game.  I don’t own a television, so I felt a little left out of the loop.  However, from the play by play posts of the show, I felt as if I was sitting right in front of a TV watching it.  It didn’t take me long to realize WHY people were so drawn to it.  It was the D.R.A.M.A.!!!!!

The latest statistic stated that 7.7 MILLION people gathered in front of their televisions to watch this show.  A show that was canceled after only 3 seasons.  So, no wonder they started the first show of the newest season with a DRAMA BANG.

Now for those of you who watched it, if I get this wrong, please forgive me.  But it appears that one couple (Derwin and Melanie) is newly married and dealing  with the ups and downs of being a celebrity couple.  But to add the spice (drama), they are also dealing with a child born outside the marriage.  And to top it ALL off, the child may or may not be for Derwin.  Can You Say Drama?!?!?!

Some people will say….it’s ENTERTAINMENT.  Let me share with you the definition of entertainment.  Entertainment – Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.  And this show personifies this definition.  It certainly amused and was pleasing to a LOT of people….7.7 MILLION people.  Now check the next word…DIVERT!!!!  Although it’s ‘ONLY’ a TV show….it DIVERTED 7.7 MILLION people’s attention to DRAMA.  Imagine a more positive, enlightening, uplifting show that did the exact same thing.  But this time it DIVERTED 7.7 million people’s attention to the betterment of humanity.  RIVETING, right?

I’m not here to bash the show or anyone who watched and enjoyed it.  Nor am I trying to convince someone NOT to watch the show again.  I’m simply asking you to be aware of what you allow in your home, in your life and in your Spirit.

Peace and Blessings,


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8 comments for “Inviting the Drama

  1. Shannon
    January 13, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I’m not much of a tv person myself but yes ma’am it was a bit much for the first show. At the same time I can relate to that drama. I looked more deeply into the show to see that sometimes in certain situations and our insecurities with the help of some input from others we tend to react to things that we should just let it be only to end up with a whole lot of unnecessary drama. All the other characters had their drama but I believe because of how realistic Melanie & Derwin’s situation was it overpowered everything else. It is somebodies reality. The key, in my opinion, is how will they de-escalate this situation to make it more of a positive with a lesson learned.

  2. Anonymous
    January 13, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Shannon, you are absolutely correct. It IS someones reality. My question….’who’s reality?’. It doesn’t HAVE to be anyone’s reality. If you don’t INVITE the drama in, it will have to go somewhere else. And if EVERYONE started to close the door on it, Drama will eventually go away. Yeah, I know it sounds fairytale-ish, but just imagine it for a brief moment……

    Thanks so much for your comment. And as always….appreciate the love and support!!!!

  3. Shannon
    January 13, 2011 at 5:47 am

    You are so right! You know I think some of it can be eliminated if we just sit down and talk to each other about life with an open mind and really listen. Some of the things that I have gone through I believe could have been avoided if someone took the time to talk to me instead of covering things up. I was angry at one point because no one talked to me about certain issues but as I got older I began to realize no one can teach you something that they don’t know themself. They did the best they could with what they knew how to do. I enjoy your articles and it is an honor to support you!

  4. Anonymous
    January 13, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Shannon, communication is key!!!! When you shine the light of understanding on Drama, Drama disappears. And remember, you are who you are because you survived and thrived through your circumstance.

  5. April 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm


    I totally agree. After watching the 1/11/11 premiere I couldn’t bring myself to watch another show that further denigrates our men and women. I don’t get it and quite frankly, I refuse to. It’s one of the things that compelled me to put pen to paper and write again. We need to see, read, feel something positive about the brilliance of us. I’m tired of all the negativity. Something better is coming.


  6. Anonymous
    April 3, 2011 at 1:22 am


    Thanks for visiting and I CONCUR!!!!! Just as with physical food it is imperative to be watchful what you feed your mental and spiritual. I trust that you will visit again and share.

    Peace, Love and Many, Many Blessings………

  7. Mrsslimjones
    May 5, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    “Yeah, I know it sounds fairytale-ish, but just imagine it for a brief moment……”
    I have imagined it and try my best to live it everyday. I have lost quite a few connections with various individuals because of the mindset I have acquired. I do not want the drama, I will not entertain drama and I certainly will not accept the drama.
    I stop watching BET in the 90s when I realized I was tired of looking at African American women butts hanging out. I saw where that road was leading and we see it today, women doing anyting to be seen/accepted.
    Communicating open and honestly feels like an illustion now days (for me). I have been told I am mean and often that I am crazy. I don’t listen. I like my life, I like my honesty.
    Drama to me, is for people that are scared, insecure and unaccepting of others for who they really are.

    I am so happy I found this site.

    Slim Jones

  8. Anonymous
    May 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Ms Jones,

    Thank you so much for visiting the site AND for taking the time to share your thoughts. I congratulate you for your endeavors of remaining DRAMA-FREE. And yeah sometimes saying NO to others seem me, but the truth is…..when you say NO to others (and their drama), you are saying YES to a more fulfilled and blissful life.

    Be sure to visit often and leave your mark…..:-)


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