Saturday, 14 July 2012

Lighter and sweeter




I hate to admit it but every time I get a cold {or any sickness at all really} it's always at the same time as I'm trying to bid goodbye to some form of emotional stress or tension out of my body {and life}.

As though my body, mind, heart and soul align to clear out the old and make way for the new {with force}.

It feels rather terrible {consuming and cloudy} and I'm so very aware of my body, thoughts and feelings when this is going on.

It's a time when all I can really do is surrender control {I'm forever learning more on this lesson}, accept what's going on, trust and do little things to nurture myself {and my days} too.

When I pull through {it always gets better} it's wondrous how much lighter and sweeter everything feels {looks, sounds and tastes}.

It's as though I'm seeing life from a new angle. And I want to capture and hold onto all these light and sweet moments {and keep this feeling of fresh and new}.

But mostly I want to notice and let more of life's light and sweets filter through. Even just for a little each day.

Elisa xx

{Grateful for this week's sweet moments ~ my baby learning to cuddle, my big girl running into my arms first thing in the morning saying "it's so nice to see you", hubby surprising us arriving home from work early, making a new friend, catching up with an old friend, finding new jeans for a budget price that fit perfectly, sharing hot chocolate, a trip to the library, soaking in sunshine on a winter's day.} 

{image by me via instagram}

~ Linking with Maxabella and loads more gratitude at Kidspot's 52 Weeks of Grateful.   

What's been the sweetest part of your week? And what are you grateful for?  
 

11 comments:

  1. Oh some sweet moments there Elisa! Your baby learning to cuddle - oh! Gorgeous! And I am hearing you on learning the lesson of 'surrender' - so hard!

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    1. So hard! I'm hoping each time, little-by-little I will get better at it! x

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  2. This is a lovely post even though you don't feel well. I hope you're starting to mend. This week I'm grateful for my friends. They add a rich texture to my life's tapestry that I simply adore.

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    1. Beautiful! Friends like that are such a blessing! x

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  3. beautiful grateful and i too believe that somethings the mind and body do need to re-align after some sort of emotional, mental or physical tension!! wishing you many more happy days with your girls, family and definitely more budget perfect fitting jeans xx

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    1. Thanks Brenda! So powerful are our bodies and minds! I'm still smiling about the jeans! x

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  4. Love your sweet moments. I will be posting a grateful post on Monday. Have a lovely weekend. xxoo

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    1. Look forward to reading your grateful post Julie x

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  5. A sweet post, Elisa. I love your clarity.

    Hope you're all better soon. x

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    1. Thanks Bron! That's me - constantly seeking clarity! x

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  6. After struggling (and continuing to struggle) with the Winter ills for the past 3 weeks, this post resonates with me, Elisa. There are few better feelings than that of emerging on the other side, from a stint of poor health. Life DOES seem just that much brighter and anything is possible.
    Lovely to meet you! xo

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