Monday Inspiration: July 6, 2015

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Happy Monday. I know I am late in like every time zone. Anyway. A new week has begun. Those of us in our study caves are glancing up from our kerosene lamps and books at our quickly fading calendar countdown for the big exam.

I bought a one-way ticket today, *holds breath*; yep, it’s pretty weird. But lately, everything is changing–so, gotta roll with the punches. Can we take a minute and talk about the Fourth of July weekend sales? I got four articles of clothing for $30. It was amazing. The rest of the weekend, I was either staring at corporations bar notes, a sparkler or at news about the Greece referendum. #Grexitgotmelikewhoa

I hope your week is also off to a good start, good deals, exciting changes and increasing knowledge. Wishing you much productivity and peace.



“The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.” C.S. Lewis

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” Claude Monet

“I’d rather look back at my life and know that I was brave instead of calculated.” Joy Williams, interviewed by Alan Light of The New York Times

أحياناً يبتعد شيء جميل لتقترب أشياء أجمل، فقط كُن صبوراً


In other words:

Sometimes you lose something great to gain something greater.

“Love cleanses, beloved.” Michael Hosea

“For although we don’t know why everything that happens to us is sent by God as a blessing, we should be convinced that everything that happens to us is for our good.” St. Basil the Great

“Life, even with Jesus, is hard. And life, especially with Jesus, is unfathomably beautiful.” Angela Nazworth

“There’s a crack (or cracks) in everyone…that’s how the light of God gets in.” Elizabeth Gilbert

[Images from Tumblr]

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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