Monday Inspiration: April 4, 2016


By: Gabriela Yareliz

Who knows what this week holds in store for us. I just pray that whatever comes, we will be ready to face it.

This weekend, it was windy and springish, until Saturday night, which quickly turned into torrential rains and air that chills you to the bone. At 4 am Sunday, the sky was a light purple, and it felt like a strange December night. Despite the weather’s tomfoolery, it is officially spring. Trees are budding and blooming, and birds are singing in chorus, in the mornings.

This weekend, while on the Columbia University campus at 1 am, I saw a building with tall, glassy windows and bookcase walls. It was magic. Our lives have so many chapters and volumes. Nothing being a coincidence, we start to see how things begin to fit together. Volumes and volumes of experiences, hopes, dreams, reality. Every turn is a new adventure.

No matter what happens, this week, I hope you live a good chapter. If you feel like the pages are falling out of your volume, take time to go to the One who can mend your binding and make you strong.

The best is yet to come, for the author is one who writes masterpieces.


Some inspiration and food for thought:

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”


“For something to be beautiful it doesn’t have to be pretty.”
Rei Kawakubo (via kvtes)


“‘You have listened to fears, child,’ said Aslan. ‘Come, let me breathe on you. Forget them. Are you brave again?'”
C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian


“I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
Anne Lamott (via kvtes)


“God is not served by human hands as though he needed something from us. He grants us the privilege to participate in the great work He is doing. But the great goal of God is not to make us successful servants. The great goal of God is to make us conform to the image of Jesus Christ. It was when I realized I didn’t have to move one inch to the left or the right to be loved by God. That I didn’t have to be successful in the world’s eyes, nor powerful, nor eloquent, nor intelligent nor any other thing, that I simply was loved. Deeply, eternally and perfectly loved.”
Paul Washer (via worshipgifs)


“Weary from the road
but looking on with bright eyes.
We, the wandering.”
Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson


“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
Joseph Campbell

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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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