Welcome to your weekly invitation to meditate on the inspiriting work of a brave sister living and giving from her place of Divine gifting. Each week Well-Heeled Mommy features the work or words of a woman who has answered Destiny’s invitation to live courageously by living authentically. This week’s featured artist is the Godmother of Soul herself, Ms. Patti LaBelle.
In a career that has spanned almost sixty years, Ms. LaBelle has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. She’s been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Then, in 2005, the World Music Awards awarded her the Legend Award. The Rolling Stone has also included her on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.
Regarldess of your evaluation of Ms. LaBelle’s music, one thing is undebatable, she’s experienced great success. Once upon a time, Newtown Records president, Harold Robinson, told Patti she was “too plain and dark” to lead a group. I guess he was wrong and so is every discouraging voices that berates your desire for more. You are capable. Your dreams are not too good to be true.
Press on! Irrespective of the challenges you’re presently facing and the ones still to come, press on!
As you do, meditate on these inspiring words from her single, New Day:

It’s a new day

Open my eyes and the path is clearer

It’s a new day

Pushin’ ahead til my goal is nearer

It’s a new day

Spread my wings

I’m doin’ things my way

It’s a new day

I’m excited for the things

Ahead of me

I decided I can make it

On my own

Embrace the good and bad

And let go of the past

I’m loving what’s inside of me

It’s a new day

Well-Heeled Mommy exists to see women set free to be their truest selves, to live out their destiny. We believe that every woman possesses a unique gift and calling intended to enrich the world. Similar to our fingerprints, the intended impact of each and every woman is unlike any other. When a woman encounters the freedom to live profitably, while also living authentically, the entire world benefits.