Reflections Before Bedtime #69


By: Gabriela Yareliz

To be.

We aren’t talking about “to have” or “to do,” but “to be.”

I was talking* with someone recently, and we were discussing how we always celebrate what people do (selectively), but we don’t exactly celebrate who people are.

We’ll celebrate a football player who body slams another, but he could be the most broken person on the planet who beats his wife or something. But he ran with a ball, yay.

I wish we had goggles that show the soul. Anyway, if we were less superficial, we’d see the soul; it just takes a little more than a first glance. Not everything that glitters is gold, babes…

And while it’s important to see people’s souls, it’s even more important to think of what we see in our own souls.

Who do you want to be? Are you that person?

I loved this quote from Diane von Furstenberg:


She became exactly that; not by coincidence but by effort, choices, determination. Make sure you are on track to becoming that person you envisioned yourself to be.

Sometimes, in a closed circle of women (girl talk, so to speak), I realize how often we forget our worth. Never forget your worth. As they say, keep your heels high and your standards higher.

2016 is just beginning… May it be a year of growth and fulfillment.

We need to love the woman or man we are becoming; and if we do not, I believe it was Fitzgerald who said, if we realize we aren’t living a life we are proud of, he hopes we find the courage to start again. Whoever said it, he was right. It’s never too late to be who you want to be.

Go. Be.



[Images from Pinterest]

*This is what happens when I am sick and can’t talk. I write. Third one’s a charm. *wink* Thanks for reading! Maybe, this third post of the day will encourage you to pray for my fast recuperation. XOXO.  [This post was in no way sponsored by Tylenol Cold + Flu].

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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