I Get Emails From Tyler Perry!!!

Dear Readers,

What do you love about emails?

Me? Well, I love getting personalized male mail delivered right into my electronic mailbox. Of course, like most of you, I do get my share of spam mail, you know, the ones advertising Viagra and other, “oh come on, does anyone actually order from these places?” type email.

Despite all those garbage type emails, however, I do receive a few meaningful emails like the ones that tell me that you, dear readers, liked one of my posts or when I happen to find a personalized mail from the male gender. You know the day gets happier when you receive notes from the gender that grabs your attention. (I am guessing it is the simple force of nature at work.)

Anyway, my recent “happy” mail came from one of my favorite celebrities. See if you can guess who this mystery person is.

My mysterious celebrity is a tall male American actor, 6 feet 5 inches, he occasionally performs in drag; is a director, screenwriter, and author who has written many stage plays and to top it all off, is a songwriter.

If you guessed this celebrity as Tyler Perry, you so guessed right!

I get emails from Tyler Perry!!!

Of course, you can too, but please, for the moment, leave me to the dream that the email in my box is only between Mr. Perry and me.

I tell you, if you ever receive an email from Mr. Perry, you would think he was like your best friend. First, he always addresses your email by your name and second, as a best friend would do, he writes on things that should matter to you in life.

For example, probably one of you reading this post may have gotten this same email from Mr. Perry. As you read it, you would think, like I have, that you are the only thing that matters in Mr. Perry’s world and how he lovingly implores you to search out exactly “what kind of person you are” in the sphere of life.

Check it out:

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Tyler Perry mixes it up with the media on the ...

Tyler Perry mixes it up with the media on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey Sunshine,

I said this in a play once as Madea… LOL. But I thought I’d revisit it as Tyler for those of you who may not have heard it 🙂

I have this tree analogy when I think of people in my life, be it friends, family, acquaintances, employees, co-workers, whomever…They are all placed inside what I call my tree test. It goes like this:


Some people come into your life and they are like leaves on a tree. They are only there for a season. You can’t depend on them or count on them because they are weak and only there to give you shade. Like leaves, they are there to take what they need and as soon as it gets cold or a wind blows in your life they are gone. You can’t be angry at them, it’s just who they are.


There are some people who come into your life and they are like branches on a tree. They are stronger than leaves, but you have to be careful with them. They will stick around through most seasons, but if you go through a storm or two in your life it’s possible that you could lose them. Most times they break away when it’s tough. Although they are stronger than leaves, you have to test them out before you run out there and put all your weight on them. In most cases they can’t handle too much weight. But again, you can’t be mad with them, it’s just who they are.


If you can find some people in your life who are like the roots of a tree then you have found something special. Like the roots of a tree, they are hard to find because they are not trying to be seen. Their only job is to hold you up and help you live a strong and healthy life. If you thrive, they are happy. They stay low-key and don’t let the world know that they are there. And if you go through an awful storm they will hold you up. Their job is to hold you up, come what may, and to nourish you, feed you and water you.

Just as a tree has many limbs and many leaves, there are few roots. Look at your own life.

How many leaves, branches and roots do you have?

What are you in other people’s lives?

THANK GOD FOR YOUR ROOTS! You may want to call them today or share this message with them and attach your own note saying, “thanks for being my root”.

By the way, don’t waste your time sending this to a leaf, they won’t get it anyway.

Love you,


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(Did you see that? He said he loved me!!!) Okay, I probably never will meet in this lifetime , Mr. Perry, ever, but receiving his thought-filled emails every so often makes me feel so darn important and I hope it is whipping me into a better person. Specifically, from this email, I hope I am (becoming) a root, and not just a leaf or branch, in your blogosphere world.

In any case, let me just end by saying to all of you faithful readers, “thanks for being my root.”

Love you,
Sunshine xoxo

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge: Mail It In | The Daily Post at WordPress.com really was a challenge…who knew one could actually send a post from your email!?!

Thanks, WordPress!

26 thoughts on “I Get Emails From Tyler Perry!!!

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    WOW, this is really really good, Sunshine–and that you would consider your readers as “roots” is a spectacular blessing. Okay, we know I can be pretty gullible–does he really send you emails?? Yes, I read that other people may have received this tree story email, but–did you write to him and he responded, or what? I don’t need to write to him, I’m just curious. Have you seen his movie, “The Family that Preys”? I loved it–Kathy Bates was so good with Alfre Woodard (sp?). God bless you–love, Rambling Caddo….


    • Sunshine says:

      Haha, Caddo, first, thank you for your kind words and second, yes, Mr. Perry really sends me (and a billion other followers 🙂 ) emails. You can write to him online at his website if you desire…he truly takes care of his fans and as I mentioned here, he writes on important issues.

      The Family that Preys is, like all his movies, excellent!! I like how he always has a message/lesson somewhere in his creative works. In case you want Mr. Perry to send you personalized emails, you can sign up at his website:

      Have a wonderful rambling kind of day! 🙂


  2. ansuyo says:

    Aw, how sweet. That’s a great analogy too! It tells us how important it is to build a strong root system, so we will stand strong in any storm. Great stuff :). Angie


    • Sunshine says:

      Hey Angie!
      Great to see you this morning…
      Another great lesson from nature and now, every time I see a tree, it will remind me to check on exactly what type of person I am turning out to be!
      Thanks for sharing…
      ❤ I wish you all the best.


  3. munchow says:

    You are right, nothing like a personal mail – even if it’s not always as personal is one may want it to be. I like Tyler’s tree analogy. Fun to read this post.


  4. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin says:

    The things you discover from others…thanks Sunshine …very heartwarming…”YOUR” emails from Mr. Perry… Do you think he would mind if I borrowed his words that he emailed especially to “YOU”…I would like to pass them on…A great way to describe our relationships…`mkg


    • Sunshine says:

      If I read the email correctly, it does say to share the story and it is from his emails to his fans…I would say if we give him the credit it is good.

      Glad you stopped in and thanks for chatting. 😉


  5. angelswhisper2011 says:

    Wow, you’re loved by Tyler Perry! You’re a root, Sunshine, at least mine:)
    I was thinking about this tree and came to the conclusion that I am for some people a leaf, for others a branch and for family and friends a root. Have a wonderful Sunday 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      Haha, Angelswhisper…my funny mind going on its own adventures…

      I think we are all a bit like you say, for some a leaf or branch but for those close to us, definitely root.
      Thanks for blowing in with your kindness…:)


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