Sunday Girl: May 30, 2021

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I am cleaning up the hundreds of drafts I have in archive here. I found some gems.


“If you take the long view, you realize it was a speed bump, not a dead end. What life teaches us over time is that if you wait long enough, lots of things that look like dead ends are really just speed bumps.” Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines

“Mercy is not something God has, but something God is.” A.W. Tozer

“It’s a most distressing affliction to have a sentimental heart and a skeptical mind.” Nagulb Mahfouz

“Nothing can wear you out like caring about people.” SE Hinton

“Write beautifully what people don’t want to hear.” Fredrick Seidel

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

“No one can mark the moment at which friendship becomes love.” C.S. Lewis // Letters to an American Lady

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday, you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favourite flower, your favourite song, your favourite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.” Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

“I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it.” Carrie Bradshaw

Stuff I Read

Lydia Elise Millen on being a proud difficult woman. (“These days I’m trying to use the word ‘sorry’ far less and instead try to use the word ‘no’ a little more. Utilising my confidence and honing my expertise in an industry that I’ve spent more than a decade studying and working in to advise, perfect and innovate.”)

An account on how Catherine de Medici‘s marriage into French royalty changed the nation and how she was misunderstood.

Like Streams to the Ocean by Jedidah Jenkins


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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