Friday, 8 June 2012

Oh, there you are...



It's been a week of fast {and slow}. Fun {and miserable}. Healthy {and sick}. Loud {and quiet}. Exhausted {and exuberant}.

There's been very little writing {my soul has missed it most}, and reading has been less too. Many thoughts {and daydreams} of sleep. And sighs over goals and projects planned {but never begun}.

Normally life's somewhere in the middle {minus the sick part - I'm grateful that health is most often constant}.

And I'm embarrassed to admit that in the low parts, gratitude was very far from what I felt. I saw what I didn't have {and I dwelled there for longer than I care to share}.

But now, as I sit in relative quiet waiting for my peppermint tea to brew, I can see grateful was there {is there} all week {even when I was too consumed to let it in}.

I'm grateful for a laughing baby {happily snuggled in her great-grandmother's arms}.

I'm grateful for roasted almonds {and dark chocolate too}.

I'm grateful for my little miss two who with limited words, chooses them so well {"I kiss your head better Mummy" "No worries, be alright" "I love you"}.

I'm grateful for a warm bed to sleep in every night {and the man I share it with}.

I'm grateful for my body's message to slow down {even if I didn't appreciate it's delivery in the form of a cold}.

I'm grateful for the colours of sunset {that surprised me with beautiful reflections through the frosted panel on our front door}.

I'm grateful for long walks with water views {and a little girl who loves to search for planes in the sky}.

Elisa xx

{Linking with loads more gratitude at Kidspot's 52 weeks of Grateful}

What are you feeling grateful for this week?

23 comments:

  1. Glad you found the sunshine in your week Elisa, little people help us with that sometimes don't they!

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    1. Definitely! My little people are teaching me so much! x

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  2. It's so good for us to sit down and think about where the good is and where the gratitude is due. Especially with a cup of perppermint tea in hand. How lovely to have a great-grandma on the scene, what a special thing.

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    1. Thank you Seana! I feel so very blessed that my girls can grow up with great-grandparents xx

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  3. I have SO had one of those weeks to be honest. Dwelling on the things I don't have/railing at unfair happenings instead of being grateful for what I do have.

    I will be posting my grateful linky on Saturday - I'd love it if you checked it out!

    Sarah
    http://www.acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Look forward to checking out your gratefuls Sarah x

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  4. What a lovely post, Elisa. It's nice to feel that you can vent some of the negatives as that makes you real and approachable. It's also lovely to hear about your gratefuls. What lovely things you have to be grateful for. x

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    1. Thanks Kim - I actually need to hear that :) xx

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  5. Your daughter is just too adorable!
    I had a similar week including a bad fall (i am a mess) and a cough that won't quite. Focusing on my grateful list each week is such a good counter to the negatives - as long as I can still connect with the positives everything will be ok

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    1. Such a beautiful way to think Deb! I do hope you are healing quickly after your fall xx

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  6. Lovely post! Sometimes its hard to look for things to be grateful for but its amazing when you do. I LOVE walks with water views! Cheers, Mez : )

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  7. Oh it is sometimes so hard to see the good things in our life, isn't it? So happy you were able to find a moment to find the wonderful moments of your week. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thanks Kim! Definitely, sometimes things get so clouded, but I love that the good {and gratitude} is always there x

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  8. I hope you are starting to feel better Elisa. xxoo

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  9. Colds are no fun. I'm glad you are feeling a lot better.

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  10. Beautifully said. Simply but from the heart.
    I could relate to every single thing you describe.
    Thank you for shining your light out into the world.
    xx

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  11. Such gorgeous words from your little miss, I love it when my little one tells me that everything will be fine too.

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  12. Most weeks are filled with ups {and downs}. How great is the grateful linky at prompting us to focus on the good rather than the not so?!

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  13. hi! just wanted to stop by and say hello! I'm your newest follower and i found you through the 52 weeks of grateful which i am doing as well but i'm doing all vlogs! (videos!) which i thought would be fun! anyways, great post, I think it's wonderful to see what everyone is thankful for cause it just makes me that much more thankful/grateful myself, so thank you!! have a great week!!

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  14. Your little girl is so wise
    My kids help me focus on the positive too...it always seems easier for them

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  15. mmm, warm bed with warm bodies, the best place to be this time of year.

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Thank you for your words and support. I'm so glad you stopped by xx