By: Gabriela Yareliz
Hi, hi! It’s Monday! (Partytime music in background).
I hope you are ready to conquer your week. The weekend was nice. I met some new people, walked like 70 blocks through Manhattan in fall weather (in heels), cooked, wore a hairnet, started up some Arabic lessons after years of neglect, caught up with old friends and got pumped about a new project I will be starting. But now, it’s work week time. Adulting.
Lately, I have been feeling like I am just going nonstop, and I am a pretty chill and flexible person. So, part of my effort this week and beyond will be to focus on taking better care of myself. I can’t change the fact that I am crazy busy, but I can hit the pause button a bit more.
I hope that this week, you conquer all. I hope you take some time for reflection and to take care of yourself.
Many times, we run around putting bandages on our problems. We mask symptoms, and we keep going, full speed, down a not-so-good path. Let’s stop masking, and let’s start listening and treating the roots of our problems. Have a healthy, succesful week.
“The difference between mercy and grace? Mercy gave the prodigal son a second chance. Grace gave him a feast.”
“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”
Inception, Dir. Christopher Nolan
“I remember the days I prayed for the things I have now.” (via jay-walden)
“What a terrible thing to think ‘Did they not love me because I was not their first choice?’ What a terrible thing that is, because you shouldn’t be on a list at all. Yes, love is a choice, but not one that settles. We see someone and we think ‘I want to love this person and build them up.’ And so you do, and not in a way that says ‘I want to love this person because they can do A.B. and C. For me.’ No, you love the person because you want to see them grow in beauty, grace, love, gentleness and wisdom. You want the best for them, because to you, they are the choice you made for better or worse, and not a number that fit all your needs and desires; because love comes with a servants heart.“
T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m still learning at 25
“We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost.”
“Read books. Care about things. Get excited. Try not to be too down on yourself. Enjoy the ever-present game of knowing.”
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