[Edited after spotting typos that gave me a mini heart attack]
By: Gabriela Yareliz
HAPPY MONDAY! HAPPY DECEMBER!
It’s the last month of 2014. Let’s make it special and different from the rest.
Life is exciting; like walking into Cracker Barrel exciting (don’t you just love the little shop part?). The days are crunched together: classes, work, finals, events, conferences, delegations, interviews, applications, anticipation– all this as we are surrounded by twinkling lights and chilly winds.
Before I saw the sunrise in a plane not too long ago, I was looking down in the darkness at the mazes and funny little designs of cities and lights down below. Glittering figure eights and twinkling snakes are what we live in. It was so beautiful; so small; and so bright.
It’s the beginning of a new week. Clean start. The future has no spots. This week’s theme for me is unwavering boldness. What would we do if we had no fear?
“For the blessings received are proportionate to the faith exercised. ‘According to your faith be it unto you.'” Ellen G. White, Prayer, 51.2
“I am the sea and nobody owns me.” Pippi Longstocking
“I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.” Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
“Why do I write. Perhaps in order not to go mad. Or, on the contrary, to touch the bottom of madness.” Elie Wiesel
“You gave me forever within numbered days and for that I am grateful.” John Green
[Don’t you just want to go inside and see what secrets it holds?]
“Most people are so afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get it.”-A Tumblr Poet
“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren’t. I’m not surprised some people prefer books.” Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.” Britt Nicole
“It is part of God’s plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask.” Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, 525