Saturday, May 11, 2013

For Such A Time As This...

I vow it Bellas.
With every last breath.
I vow to bring beauty, and encouragement and inspiration 
to the doorstep of your hearts!!
It's becoming increasingly clear on how to begin doing that, 
but even more so, I acknowledge that the process has already begun!!
And really, it started quite some time ago...
Every endeavor, 
every step, 
every misstep,
every challenge,
every obstacle,
every lesson, 
has been preparation.
Preparation to play my role in a much larger story.
While I've always understood that in a general way,
the conviction has become more tangible than ever before.

I spent some time this past week evaluating the journey,
from my very first job to present day and everything in between.
I mean really bringing a magnifying glass down to it all...
Every bit of volunteering, classes, seminars, life experiences.
And I began thinking more intently on the skills 
that have been developed over time, 
the lessons learned...
I've been in training this whole time!!!
I wasn't prepared to leave a lasting footprint....until now.

In the late hours of the night,
I feel the nudge...I'm getting called out on my bad habits. ha!!!!
That's a good thing!!! Believe me I need it, how else am I going to fly
if I'm not willing to let go of the things that are weighing me down.
Routines and mindsets have to change, paradigms have to shift...
Each one of us have all of the internal discipline that we need 
to make the kind of daily choices that are essential to walk out the process.  

Bellas, you are eyewitnesses to my pilgrimage, my story...

So tell me, what will your story be?? What will your legacy be?? 
Each one of you has a God given destiny and purpose
 that only you can fulfill,
and I shall never tire of reminding you of that.

"Our lives were meant to be lived 
with purpose and intent, 
not mediocre default." 
~ Delatorro McNeal


  1. You DO bring beauty into everything around you, my sweet friend. And your love and compassion just oozes from your posts...I feel it...and it inspires me. Happy Mother's Day to such a special've touched so many. xoxo

  2. You're right where you are supposed to be! The ripple effect is taking place with every word you type...your loving kindness for others is contageous! I was thanking God earlier today for the way He has intersected our paths...for encouragement and sisterhood and purpose! I thank God for you every day! What a wonderful journey we are on! And... Yay Delatorro! ;)

  3. My dear sweet bella! Thank you for your beautiful words on your post, and your precious comment on my blog...always words of 'beauty', kindness, and love you have shown towards me and others.

    You have risen to be great, and have done great things that you were meant to do. You realized your life's purpose and embrace it...that being said; you have brought beauty encouragement, and inspiration to the doorstep our hearts.

    A favorite quote:
    Learn a lesson in life each day that you live. Today is the Tomorrow you worried about, Yesterday...was it worth it?

    Wishing you a Happy Mother's Days sweet bella! Your children are your greatest joys and treasures. Love you! xoxo

  4. Amen! Amen! Lovely words as always. I hope you had such a beautiful weekend with your family celebrating all the beauty you bring into your family's life...and the larger world. You are such an inspiration to me. I feel like I know you, even though we've never meant. You have blessed me again and again. Hugs and love!

  5. You already do Sweet Bella, you have no idea how strong your ripples are my precious friend <3

  6. That quote is beautiful and such wonderful words of wisdom. The ripple effect is right where we all need to be. You have written this beautifully.

    Online PhD in Nursing



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