Sunday Girl: June 18, 2017

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Happy Father’s Day to all the papas out there!

We are starting a new week! Last week, I celebrated one year with my love, and I ate a giant artichoke for the first time. It was peculiarly good.

I feel like life has been such an adventure. I have been learning so much about myself. (How terribly I manage stress and worry, but how persistent and stubborn I can be). And I have learned how amazing and patient the people around me are. Thank you.

I am excited about so many things!! (Yes, that was worth two exclamation points. My reporting professor is cringing somewhere in the world).

I believe in love that never gives up.
I believe in navy.
I believe in investing all you have in family and building the relationships that matter most.
I believe in being gluten free.
I believe in talking.
I believe in silence.
I believe in almond milk (even though it tastes like crap).
I believe that with God all things are possible.
I believe that God makes all things new.
I believe in redemption.
I believe in faith and hope.
I believe a good mascara can frame the world differently.
I believe in starting the day off with prayer.
I believe in big hair and a big smile.
I believe in southern charm.

As we start a new week, I share some words that have inspired me:

“God wants a child’s heart, but a grownup’s head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as a good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.”
C.S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity

“No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.” Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby  

“What an astonishing thing a book is. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time.”
Carl Sagan

“The great and central basis of Christian assurance is not how much our hearts are set on God but how unshakably His heart is set on us.”
Timothy Keller

“Somebody who betters you. Somebody who inspires and encourages you in love
and in life, who pushes you towards
dreams and goals you’d otherwise ignore, who selflessly sacrifices their time to helping you become a more courageous, well rounded and happy human being.
That’s sacred. You hold on to a love like that.”
Beau Taplin, “Growth “

“The truth is that the more intimately you know someone, the more clearly you’ll see their flaws. That’s just the way it is. This is why marriages fail, why children are abandoned, why friendships don’t last. You might think you love someone until you see the way they act when they’re out of money or under pressure or hungry, for goodness’ sake. Love is something different. Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of their filthy heart. Love is patient and kind, love is deliberate. Love is hard. Love is pain and sacrifice, it’s seeing the darkness in another person and defying the impulse to jump ship.”
love is deliberate. (via theriverjordyn)

“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.”
Corrie Ten Boom

“What happens when people open their hearts?’ ‘They get better.”
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“When the right one comes along, you figure it out. You move mountains, you change your life and you do whatever it takes to keep them with you.”
Jay Crownover, Jet

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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