Monday, September 15, 2008


A fellow blogger, "V," wrote something that I think will resonate with a lot of us in the "be all you can be" generation. She certainly captured the essence of much of my journey for the past year -- the essence of what I'm hoping for. I asked her permission to share it with you, and she graciously agreed. Her blog can be found at

"I’m a recovering business - administrator.

Previously driven by all things productive, motivational and rewardable.

Currently driven by all things true, honest and pure.

Previously devoted to things to fill the void.

Currently devoted to nothing that serves myself.

Previously devoted to acceptance and admiration of others.

Currently devoted to redeeming things others have passed by, passed on, passed over or dismissed.

Life is too short to be plagued with worry, with fear and with
any sniff of doubt.

Life was made to be whole, complete and find its purpose in

I’m a Wife. I’m a Mom. I’ve lived to be older than my Mother.

I understand the fragility of life.

I understand the permanence of kind words, actions and love for those placed in our lives.

I live very far from perfection, but I am being perfected.

I live far very far from having it all, but I am supplied for.

I fight against wanting more and am learning to live with less.

I fight against judgment and am learning to live in awe of the gifts within others.

I fight for others on the things that matter. I fight against things unseen.

I am a warrior.

I am wholly REPURPOSED."


Jess said...

I love this and I'm thinking of putting it on my blog too.. and the design is still in progress.. but what do you think of the preliminary efforts??

Jessica Williamson said...

wooo, that was really good!

bec said...

Love it. I am so glad you are blogging now!
: )

Cheryl Barker said...

Leslie, I popped over from Beth Moore's blog. It looks like you're new to blogging -- welcome aboard! God bless your efforts! Come over to my blog and visit when you get a chance!

amyt said...

Wow........I need to print that out and look at it everyday!

V. said...

Thanks again for featuring something I wrote - I had lost your link but just found it again and thought I should at least pop in to say "hi"!