The Road Less Traveled By

Never be afraid to dive into a realm of uncertainty nor live a life that constantly provides a sense of comfort. Be brave enough to see everything with open eyes, challenge yourself to be molded into who you truly are. Being in a place that constantly puts obstacles in your way, is only part of the transformation. Coming forth as gold, just trust that in the end you will gleam with a miraculous light, protruding from your aura with nothing but pure and honest excellence.

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I took this shot while on a hike in the park…the funny thing was, I had walked for so long without seeing any end in sight. Then it dawned on me that taking a journey into the unknown is what life is all about.
What do you really want?
What do you believe is your purpose in life?
Placing fear to the side, I wholeheartedly encourage you to discover what your heart truly wants and ultimately find yourself in the process. You will reach the finish line of your someday…as long as you are willing to go the distance.
Good Luck…wherever your journey may lead you : )

 

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Hope Is Never Lost

Abused and abandoned…sometimes we think beyond repair. As you recall the memories of the secrets being hidden and the lies being whispered, it all comes to a grand finale. A conclusion lacking of a “happily ever after,” you wonder why. Why do they hurt the one they say they love?

The truth of the matter is, there are holes…holes present in their heads and even larger ones in their hearts. They neglect to remember all of the times you created their crescent-shaped lips in the form of a bright smile, stood by their side when there was nothing to their name to overflowing with joy when they finally became something. Why can’t they remember when you comforted their cry and caught every teardrop? Like a shadow you were there until the very end, believing they would cherish you forever. The hole becomes deeper, creating an abyss of eternal selfishness- there is no space in their heart for you because the hole takes its place.

Today, I say to you, however, walk away from all of the holes you may possibly fall into. Turn in the other direction away from their darkness and into the light. Do not be afraid to leave a liar and do not be afraid to stay true to what you know you deserve. All hope is never lost because there will always be forgiveness for you because you chose to do what might have been one of the hardest things you have ever done in your life. You have given your all, remained truthful and gave them grace, even when none was given to you. Stay in hope that you are complete without the screwing of your soul. Hope is never lost, it will always find its way back home-back to you in the form of a simplistic, humble and beautiful renewal…Loving you, for who you truly are.

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Just as in the dead of winter, only bare branches can be seen with the naked eye. However dormant beneath their resting barks wait seeds of greatness, ready to sprout come Spring’s full glorious bloom.

Dear Boston

Dear Boston,

A senseless tragedy betrothed words of mourning. A misunderstanding, questions of why here, why now? However, who takes the ultimate blame? For no forced legislation, no cracking of the whip nor concoction of torture against the perpetrator can stop evils like these from roaming the earth. This isn’t about rebellion nor about statements, but above all it must not revel about in bitterly tasting revenge.

For we must look up to the reconstructive view that beholds this gloriously infinite truth: what was meant for sorrow, we must redefine for the soul. For when the one percent gaze outside of their multi million-dollar flats while the blue-collars run to catch the train from work- we are all basking in the sunset, breathing in the sweetest oxygen, touching every life-force just by simply existing. It is that moment when we discover that we are “Our of Many, One People” and that we can truly change…not as a nation but as a world. Heal, build and transform the soul. 

“You got to be free…come together right now, over me”

The Beatles, 1969

Sincerely,

Danielle 

 

 

 

A Quote For Life

“The most wonderful, amazing, spectacular and worthwhile things in life…do not come easy. Working hard may bring battle scars, but they are living proof that you had the determinative spirit to accomplish something all on your own. Tired eyes are signs that you were the first one there and the last to leave. Rough hands prove you did what no one else was willing to do; and tears show the world that your body is a unique entity, for it will purge all of the hurtful emotion to provide space for positive energy and life to the heart.
So wear your beautiful badges of honor, courage and strength, for they ultimately shape who you are and personify personal destiny.”

International Day of the Girl

“I am woman…hear me roar” is the common underlining statement embodied in the American female spirit. While we were once born and raised to play as the domicile, domestic creature of gentleness, we are now the working force…the backbone behind the dreams of our children, the strength of our husbands. We bring it all together and there are many who have full-time jobs, as workers in both the corporations and as mothers in the home. Then there are the single women, like myself, whom also work countless hours but hold off on marriage, all to capture a dream.

Indeed, when I am asked why I am not married nor seeing anyone, I could give multiple excuses as to why it is not so only to come back to the underlining factor that it is ultimately just that that keeps me on the path that I am on…my dream. There was always something inside of me that told me I was not meant to be in one place, but was meant to be everywhere I was needed…to soar, to fly, to seek an infinite amount of possibilites. Personally, I chose not to be married right now because there are so many people who need my help and they, to me, are more important than the little house with a white picket fence right now. I can wait for the PTA meetings and the parties because I have faith that will all come to me in due time but there are kids out there thirsting for their right to a decent education…and that is what I want to give, that is my purpose.

Being alone right now is nothing short of a blessing because we, as women, should strive for something more. From Joan of Arc to Tina Turner, we’ve taken the hurt, pain and oppression then turned into fuel for our fire, a rise to power, greatness and attribution to our destiny. So in honor of celebrating International Day of the Girl, I partnered up with CARE.org to celebrate the infinite beauty and strength of the form that is us…woman. The best way to show your pride is to show how much you care, so help bring bring awareness to ending child marriage everywhere. Let us celebrate these girls and let them know that they have the capability of becoming the entrepreneur, the teacher or the senator. They have the infinite amount of possibility all in the palm of their little hands and eyes brightened by expectation.

 

*Did you know that over 60 million girls all over the world whom are forced into marriage before the age of 18? This post supports the International Day of the Girl on October 11th on behalf of CARE.org and Charitable Influence, a network of bloggers using their voices for good.