By: Gabriela Yareliz
Hello my friends,
A lovely Monday morning to ya! Can I just say, that between Friday and today, I have learned many things. One thing being that life happens while we make plans. (This is something we know, but when it hits you ironically, then, well, I guess it’s different–it’s kind of like the distinction between knowing about someone and knowing someone). I guess I will explain more about this later. There are still a couple of things that need to be figured out before anything goes public. But I can assure you that exciting times are ahead.
Also, this weekend, I learned that it’s important to accept the phase in life that you are living. Like, you can’t expect to have stability, a house and picket fence when you are just starting out your career. There will be many shifts, moves and things to learn from. It’s in times like these that you discover whether or not you are a perfectionist. Can’t live the life of a 50 year old in your mid-twenties… or can you? The key is BE FLEXIBLE. An open mind can save you from madness.
And maybe we never have the trajectory of our lives set in stone, but life is a continuous dependence on God. Key word here being continuous.
So, cheers to adventure, life, the unexpected, the leaps of faith, the struggles, the humility, the twists, the turns, the ups, the downs, and our God-given purpose.
Turns out the Creator of that purpose knows exactly how to execute it. All He needs is willingness from us.
One of my favorite movies of all time (seriously guys, this movie is perfection) is My Life in Ruins, by the lovely Nia Vardalos. It has the handsome protagonist (Alexis Georgoulis) say a memorable line when Georgia (the female protagonist, Nia Vardalos) decides her life is in shambles, “How do you plan life?” he asks her.
How do you?
“The abundant life that God has promised you isn’t for when you get married or when you get that job you always wanted. That abundant life is for every single season of your life.” Bob Beckwith
“I love that moment. When you’re on a long car ride, or listening to music, or reading. And you completely zone out. You forget your troubles, and everyone around you. You’re focused on that one thing, and that one thing only. You’re content, and everything seems peaceful.”
“God’s mercy is an uplifting blessing to your sagging spirit, a golden salve to your bleeding wounds, a heavenly cast to your broken bones, a royal chariot for your weary feet, and a sweet embrace of love for your trembling heart.”
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of himself.” Steve Maraboli
“God’s timing is everything. My losses and my gains… Planned to his perfection. I’m thankful he loves me enough to teach me.” Unknown
“There is nothing more beautiful than nature early in the morning.” Vincent Van Gogh
[Images from Tumblr]