The Hutchcast (2015)
By: Gabriela Yareliz
It’s a new week, and you can accomplish anything.
This past weekend was a refreshing time with family and friends. I hope you ate yummy food like I did. My amazing family also had a surprise waiting for me–eggnog! Yes! The nog! So, those of you who know I have been hunting for the soy nog for weeks know how delighted I am to have gotten my fix. Very exciting, indeed. I miss my family already. They are the best part of my life.
Airport hassle was real for the holiday weekend. I almost missed my flight leaving from JFK because of my snippy driver, who by the end of our interaction was eating his words and just praying to keep his job.
On my way back to NYC, while boarding, a woman gave me a slip of paper assigning me a new seat. First class! Thank you Jesus and Delta for the mysterious hookup to first class. I had never been on that side of the little curtain. I hope that you had safe travels this weekend.
And now, we are back to the routine and hustle. Christmas music is the new soundtrack to the sparkly decorated city.
It was a bitter cold morning on the A train platform. Bundle up this week. Chase your dreams. Take time for self-care. Hustle like mad. Live like a Shah. Believe.
“I treat myself like I would my daughter. I brush her hair, wash her laundry, tuck her in goodnight. Most importantly, I feed her. I do not punish her. I do not berate her, leave tears staining her face. I do not leave her alone. I know she deserves more.
I know I deserve more.”
Michelle K., I Know I Deserve More
“1. You must let the pain visit. 2. You must allow it teach you. 3. You must not allow it overstay.”
Ijeoma Umebinyuo, three routes to healing
“Go all the way with it. Do not back off. For once, go all the goddamn way with what matters.”
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“If you love someone, act on it.”
“God’s will is determined by His wisdom which always perceives, and His goodness which always embraces, the intrinsically good.”
C.S. Lewis, in The Problem Of Pain
“Love starts with a fluttering of thoughts and attraction, we think ‘Oh, I could see myself with this person.’ and then the fluttering stops and it begins to expand, like your chest is going to burst with all the feelings you hold, yet, it’s simply just that, a feeling.
It’s when you continue to choose daily, saying ‘I am with this person, and I love them.’ So now you go out of your way to show them that they matter, you go beyond what expanding and fluttering can go, and you go to the deepest part of the sea, and you drop your anchor; this is when you have made your choice. There is no going back now, you have bound yourself to the sea, and she is worth being lost in because you realize that you always had the love of her in your blood.”
T.B. LaBerge // Things I’m still learning at 26
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