Sunday Girl: August 27, 2017

“She always had something to say. Maybe too much to say. She had many flaws and wore them like a badge of honor. And when she was down, she got right back up. She was a beast in her own way, but one idea described her best.

She was unstoppable…” @kushaalagband

Sunday night, my people. Another Sunday is gone; the last one for August 2017. This weekend was lovely. I did my first picnic– basket, with checkered blanket and all. I caught up with a friend I hadn’t seen practically all summer. I cooked, a lot (you really got to love the kitchen if you are going to spend hours in it with no AC). I saw stunning places and walked and walked with my love until we almost fell over with exhaustion. It was a different, relaxing, country style weekend. I saw cows, goats, adorable monkeys with cheetah print blankets and bunnies. I felt 50F weather on my skin (autumn is announcing its return).

On Friday, I took the day off to recalibrate. I chatted with my friend at Amy’s Bread in Chelsea Market. We talked about love, life, and how God is so amazing. He gives us good things; restores us; loves us and keeps growing us (if we are flowers, I choose to be a peony). I was moved to hear her talk about how God has been working in her life. We laughed at the notion that there is so much we don’t have figured out. The journey ahead of us awaits.

We are constantly overcoming and figuring out our next move– whether it be overcoming an illness, getting financially healthy, focusing on physical and mental wellness, new jobs, tough jobs, and even navigating relationships (communication, being less independent and sharing your path, being more independent and not being codependent, overcoming traumas and insecurities, building and healing our flaws, etc., etc., etc.). There is always something we are working on.

I loved the opening quote of this post, the minute I read it. It reminded me to smile and remember the big picture. Sometimes, we need to look at the big picture. It’s simple. We get bogged down in the minutia (which is important), but it’s the big picture that helps give us the strength to keep growing and blooming. We need to remember who we are, all we have come from and overcome. We need to remember life is brilliant, and we are God’s stunning works of art.

Wishing you a lifetime of being unstoppable. May you have an empowering start to your week!

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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