Friday, 29 June 2012

Finding grateful



I stared at the ocean twice this week {mesmerised by the rhythm of crashing waves}.

On both days the ocean seemed to hold so much strive and purpose {intent on getting things done}.

And I've been feeling a little the opposite {watching days unfold and struggling to find my own rhythm in their speed}.

Weeks like this floor me {leave me overwhelmed, wondering and eager for a new day}.

Mid-week {and again today} I realised where I was heading {a feeling of disconnection coming from my soul}.

And so {with help from a friend} I remembered to hold my heart close {and listen for words of ways to make a change}.

I trusted time and I trusted my body {and they trusted my heart}.

I meditated and I practised yoga {and gave thanks for two little girls who sleep at the same time}.

I recieved calls from three girlfriends I haven't spoken to in weeks {and gave thanks that our friendship is stronger than time}.

I looked into a dark early morning sky {and gave thanks for the day that was, and the lessons learnt}

I watched the sun rise and gently transform the sky from black to blue {and gave thanks for a new day and a shining sun}.

I chose to believe the words that keep coming at me {today will make you stronger for tomorrow}

And on the bumpiest of weeks, I gave thanks for the practise of gratitude {and the many blessings it allows me to see}.

Elisa xx

{Grateful I can find gratitude no matter the week's happenings ~ linking to Kidspot's 52 Weeks of Grateful}

What are you grateful for this week?

30 comments:

  1. Hope you keep listening to those words that keep coming to you - and feel the strength and truth in them. Beautiful post Elisa. You have me wishing for the ocean though. It's been too long since I've stared at the waves.

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    1. Thank you so much Alana! I hope you get to watch the ways of the ocean soon - so mesmerising and nourishing! x

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  2. Such a lovey way with words Elisa, beautiful post.

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  3. "Today will make you stronger for tomorrow" - that's beautiful, Elisa. This whole post is so beautifully written, you've created a feeling of calm and purpose within me. Thank you. x

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    1. Thank you Maxabella! I keep repeating those words to myself - they give me strength x

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  4. beautiful as always Elisa - i hope next week is wonderful for you!

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    1. Thanks Deb! Hope you have a most wonderful week too x

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  5. I haven't had the best week either and finding the grateful was hard for me, too. I hope next week is better for both of us!

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    1. Me too Tat! Wishing us both a smooth and nourishing week! x

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  6. wow - i have goosebumps! what a beautiful written prose. thank you for sharing it may it have given you strength you need xx

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    1. Thank you Brenda! You're right there, writing does give me strength x

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  7. You write so beautifully. This is a first time visit for me, and I'll definately be back. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! That makes me smile. I'm glad you stopped by! x

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  8. So beautifully written, as always Elisa. I have been feeling a bit the same these past few weeks..."mesmerised by the rhythm of crashing waves" you have me longing for the beach at my favourite place.

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    1. Thank you Rachael. Hope you are feeling better soon! And I do hope you get to visit your favourite beach soon too x

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  9. i always find I feel better after spending time just being, and being aware of that .. reading this reminded me of that. so lovely. x

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    1. Thanks Georgi! I'm working on spending more time just being - nourishes the soul! x

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  10. Beautiful words Elisa, words & thoughts can be so powerful, and it's so wonderful that you found yourself linking up to grateful after your tough week, hope you have less bumps in your week this week x

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    1. Thanks Sam! Hoping next week is a smooth one x

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  11. Lovely words Elisa. I'm grateful for blogs like your's. It allows like minded people from all over the world to connect. Happy Sunday Elisa. xxoo

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    1. I was thinking this after publishing my previous post Julie! Grateful to have found your blog! Elisa x

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  12. Hi Elisa, yours is a beautiful blog, and I loved reading this today. Thank you for your kind comment on mine. Have a beautiful week with your little girls!

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  13. Thanks Kell! Wishing you a beautiful week too! X

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  14. Elisa you write so beautifully, putting your thoughts into words, being so mindful of what surrounds you. Thank you for reminding me that I need to remember always to be thoughtful and look inwardly. Thank you for coming by and for your beautiful words on my blog. May your week be a happy one. xx

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  15. I'd give anything to breathe in that ocean air...
    Thanks for reminding me to be grateful for the little things. There's always something to be thankful for everyday, if we just look hard enough, right?

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  16. Beautiful post. I feel more calm just having read it!

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