Let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year and I am sure you are super stoked with all the great and hopeful messages from your spiritual leaders, community, family and friends. I desire the same blessings for you and more but there’s something else that I desire above all these well-wishes you have received for 2023, that this will be the year that you reach out for help if you need one.

The amount of self-inflicted deaths, depression and mental-illnesses that seem to be on the rise is unbecoming. We cannot live our lives in silos. You will be surprised to learn that most people are willing to help more than you think. Human beings are not naturally mind-readers so if you need help, reach out to someone. If you’re ill, go to a hospital. If you’re starving and have no food to eat, reach out to friends and neighbors. Asking for help doesn’t make you less desirable. It’s dying without help that is the problem. If you need someone to talk to, please call someone.

There are many good people out there and I’ll ask you to pray earnestly this year that God will connect you with genuine people that you can develop a trusting relationship with. People that can be there to support you and will go the extra mile to find you help even if they don’t have the means to help you directly. I pray above everything that you will strive to be that kind of a person to others as well.

All I am asking of you this year is to reach out and reach in. Don’t do life alone. Be blessed in 2023!


Lady Abena.