Jill Scott Turns A Fan’s Frown Upside Down With An Inspiring Message

News

Jill Scott should receive the citizen of the year award for her latest gesture. The “Prepared” singer recently surprised a fan during a run to Walgreens and what happens next will move your soul.

READ: Review: Seeing Jill Scott Perform Is An Experience, Seeing Her Perform In Philly Is A Privilege

The woman, named Dani Ruelas Jones-Nash, shared the touching story on her Facebook account of her encounter with Ms. Scott. The teary-eyed fan said her day was going south until she ran into the award-winning vocalist ahead of her shift.

“So, here I am, having the worst day of my life…I put on my smile for the world everyday. It makes me happen to make others happy,” she said. “But today was bad. And I decided f**k it, face it anyways Dani. Don’t call out and crawl under your rock of depression until you recover like you always do. Go to work with your sad face on and be vulnerable. Don’t hide today and nurse your wounds, don’t wear the happy mask. Make this day better. Your steps are ordered by the Lord.”

Once she saw the Philly native, who greeted her with a “hello,” Jones-Nash said her gloomy day instantly turned bright. “I was staring at her like I saw a ghost, and I did not have on my winged eyeliner or any lipstick so I was pretty scary,” she wrote. “I was still crying and started telling her about my horrible day…and pouring it out like a faucet (I kept telling her I promise I won’t make a scene) and she was more patient than my therapist.”

READ: Couple Pick Up The Pieces In Jill Scott's Video "Back Together"

Scott then proceeded to record an inspirational message on Jones-Nash’s phone, reassuring the fan that a brighter day is on the horizon. “Take a deep breath, go home, cry real good and then get up,” she said. “All is well, I promise. Everything is for the good whether we know it or not.”

Check out the heartwarming video below.

So, here I am, having the worst day of my life... I put on my smile for the world every day. It makes me happy to make others happy. But today was bad. And I decided "fuck it, face it anyways Dani. Don't call out and crawl under your rock of depression until you recover like you always do. Go to work with your sad face on and be vulnerable. Don't hide today and nurse your wounds, don't wear the happy mask. Make this day better. Your steps are ordered by the Lord." My beautiful sister/cousin came to my house to get her gels done this morning and, let's just say she unfortunately had to mediate some Bullshit (let's not give that no glory)... and we went on with our days determined that it would still be a good (rainy day) and parted ways. Then my friend EnaMichelle Stevenss had to talk me out of a nervous breakdown... I was like "this is Not the Dani I want the world to see" but she stayed on the phone and tried to calm me as I walked into my job. Now yall know how they treat "us" up in there but so I was like if the manager starts with me, I'm outtie. As I'm walking up the stairs, I see a familiar face...she says "hello" and smiles (I was staring at her like I saw a ghost, and I did not have on my winged eyeliner or any lipstick so I was pretty scary )... I was still crying and started telling her about my horrible day... and pouring it out like a faucet (I kept telling her I promise I won't make a scene) and she was more patient than my therapist, and ain't nobody as patient as Denise Jones. She listened. I told her that my cousin loves her and I just did her nails because she is going to see her tonight and I don't wanna take a picture with her cause of the obvious but I want to call my cousin (she didn't answer )and take a pic for her. She said "no, you are gonna take it with me, as a matter of fact give me your phone, we gonna take a video": Miss #JillScott Posted by Dani Ruelas Jones-Nash on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Tags: Jill Scott