By: Gabriela Yareliz
As I am writing this, it is still dark outside. I can see the bridge lights twinkling. My hair is wet and curling into an untamable mess.
This week, two of my dear friends turned a year older, Liz and Feliz. It’s crazy when you start calculating time, and you realize how long you have known someone. Friendship is a blessing.
It’s that time of the year. September is ending (in case you hadn’t noticed). Autumn is in the air. Another exciting week stands before us. I hope you live this week with joy. It’s great to be alive!
May we grow; may we encourage each other; and may we seek truth.
“The only meaningful thing we can offer one another is love. Not advice, not questions about our choices, not suggestions for the future, just love.”
Glennon Melton, Carry On, Warrior
“Human beings grow best with encouragement and love. Today, let every word you speak (to yourself and others) be filled with kindness.”
“You can’t get much done in life if you only work on days when you feel good.”
“It is okay to be at a place of struggle. Struggle is just another word for growth.”
“Go forth and set the world on fire.”
St. Ignatius Loyola
“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”
“When you offer peace instead of division, when you offer faith instead of fear, when you offer someone a place at your table instead of keeping them out because they’re different or messy or wrong somehow, you represent the heart of Christ.”
Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
“Love is running your fingers over the cracks in someone’s heart and soul while looking into their eyes with a smile that says, ‘I’m staying.’”
“It has made me better, loving you.” Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
“But you can’t plead with autumn. No. The midnight wind stalked through the woods, hooted to frighten you, swept everything away for the approaching winter, whirled the leaves.”
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