Monday Inspiration: October 27, 2014

[Look at the week with the confidence of Inspector Clouseau.]

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Hello, hello! Last week of October. We’ve survived. We made it. It’s been a sniffley, sleep-deprived, couple of weeks.

I just finished a project on international law and torture. I was confirming the spelling of a terrorist group, and I felt nervous while Googling it. It was the feeling that some SWAT team was gonna bust through my door once I pressed “search” (ridiculous). We all have those moments, and no offense to Monday, but these moments of weirdness disproportionately fall on Mondays. It’s a day when things often feel off.

Let’s make today a beautiful Monday.

It may not be flawless, but let’s find beauty in its imperfection.

If anything goes wrong, start over, and move on.

Let’s let hope cast some glitter in our gaze.

Here’s to being:

a little romantic,

a little awake,

a little daring,

a little old fashioned,

a little sweet,

a little quirky,

a little meticulous,

and a lot hopeful– (wink)

[Leah and Brandon Jenner–I love their music! They are adorable. I love their life philosophy and their beautiful partnership.]

This week’s soundtrack:

“Every face you’ve glanced at today is the face of someone God loves, including you.”

“It’s okay to live a life others don’t understand.”
Jenna Woginrich

“In a relationship, you need somebody who’s going to call you out, not somebody who’s going to let everything slide. You need somebody who doesn’t want to live without you, but can. Not somebody that is dependent, but somebody who is stronger with you. A relationship is two people, not one.”


“Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.”
Yoko Ono
“Mi locura es sagrada, no la toquen.” [Translation: My madness is sacred, do not touch it.]
Salvador Dalí


“To create a garden is to search for a better world. In our effort to improve on nature, we are guided by a vision of paradise. Whether the result is a horticultural masterpiece or only a modest vegetable patch, it is based on the expectation of a glorious future. This hope for the future is at the heart of all gardening.” Marina Schinz


“I want to be brim-full with immensity of life.” C.S. Lewis

“Live for yourself and you will live in vain. Live for others and you will live again.”

Bob Marley

“We are always the same age inside.” Gertrude Stein

“God won’t tie your soul to a dead-end dream.” Lou Engle

“It’s a serious thing, just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.”

Mary Oliver, Red Bird

“In all things, it is better to hope.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

[Images from Tumblr]


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