Mid-week Soul Food


By: Gabriela Yareliz

Happy Three Kings Day (January 6th is Día de Reyes).

Two thousand sixteen is on a roll. Anne Hathaway announced her pregnancy. (Yes, Princess Mia Thermopolis is pregnant. Shut up!)


Garance Doré is in Mexico. She just announced that her boyfriend popped the question, and she said yesssss! Wedding bells!

And Zinedine Zidane is Real Madrid’s new manager. *Angels are singing* Let’s face it, anyone would want a gorgeous, skilled man leading him or her to victory. Isn’t that what we are all looking for? *grin* Ok, I am obviously not talking about futbol anymore. I digress. But before we switch topics, a photo of the man.


[Image from Mango Man. God bless you, Mango Man].

Okay, I am done with Zidane. At least for now.

This new year is just handing out gifts left and right. Don’t worry. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s coming. Expect big things. Thus far, this year is not disappointing. The year 2016 is doing it big– bigger than LA Persian hair. So, brace yourself.


[Leyla Milani Hair]

Here is some curated inspiration to help you keep your chin up high throughout the remaining days of the week.

“Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.” Brian JacquesRedwall


“Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most.” A.W. Tozer


“A river of words flowed between us.” Ernest ClineReady Player One


His eye is on the sparrow…So He is certainly watching over you.

“Outside the will of God, there’s nothing I want. Inside the will of God there’s nothing I fear.” A.W. Tozer


“I am convinced that the jealous, the angry, the bitter and the egotistical are the first to race to the top of mountains. A confident person enjoys the journey, the people they meet along the way and sees life not as a competition. They reach the summit last because they know God isn’t at the top waiting for them. He is down below helping his followers to understand that the view is glorious where ever you stand.” Shannon L. Alder


“We are women, and my plea is let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” Elisabeth Elliot

“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ‘ashes.’” Elisabeth Elliot


“Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ.”


Okay, now I am done…

[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.

2 thoughts on “Mid-week Soul Food

    1. Thank you! I have faith my gift is coming and that it will be a great year. And thank God for the gift of life, every day. I hope you receive unexpected goodness that overwhelms you with joy and peace this year!

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