Thursday, 6 February 2014

What if...

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Balance is such a funny thing. I've felt balanced and blissful this week, and then had moments of anxiety when I've needed time and space to be alone, to organise various work deadlines and things I have to do, to find my clarity, then just sit and be.

In those moments I'm often reminded first of my imperfections. I've felt uncoordinated, like I'm not doing a great job of anything and a tad overwhelmed too.

But if I flipped that, if I put my judgements of myself aside, perhaps I would see it as: someone working through her stresses and emotions, maybe I would see strength and commitment, perhaps I would see someone who is supportive and gives her all...


In my little girls' eyes, perhaps I would see a mother who gives an abundance of love, tries her best and brings kindness to each day...

I read this today: "If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realise how special you are to me..."

And perhaps I skipped over the true point, because yes I see that it's about a parent and child and I so want my girls to clearly see their strengths and what makes them wonderful and unique... but my thoughts kept drifting to what if we all stopped for a few moments to view ourselves through the eyes of someone who loves us... what if we stopped to do that right now?

I did just that. And it changed my mindset in an instant. I'm hoping you'll give it a go too?


xx

{Image above of me and my girls taken by the talented Laura @ Perla Photography.}

{I'm not sure where that quote originally comes from or who it's by - if you know, love you to let me know so I can credit it please. Elisa x}

14 comments:

  1. Lovely post & photo Elisa xx Its hard being a Mum sometimes isn't it? I try to remain calm, bring fun and love to both my girls, then there are the days when I'm tired and I lose my patience with them and can say things I don't mean. I hope they remember all the good things I've done with them, and any bad stuff becomes a long distant memory. xx

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  2. Something I need to keep reminding myself of. It is also about for me lately living in the moment like my 10 month old does he does not need anything else except this moment in time. A gorgeous post as always !

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  3. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing Elisa. xxoo

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  4. A beautiful way of looking at things x

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  5. So true and beautiful. And on the flipside, it reminds me to show others how I see them through my eyes and how much I love them. xx

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  6. That quote and the idea behind it, is absolutely spot on. xx

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  7. You and I have been in the same place by the sounds of it lately. That quote sums it all up. I have had to step back and declutter my mind because it just got so damn noisy up there for a while. I hope you find that sweet calm too hun xx

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  8. It's amazing how powerful a mindset change can be, got to remember to do it more often.

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  9. My adage has always been - it's a marathon, not a sprint. Moments won't be remembered, only intention. x

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  10. oh that is a sweet phrase to really put things into perspective. we are our own harshest critic yet not on others. Sounds like it was just the think to clear your mind…have a happy week xx

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  11. Childhood training makes me forget how much I am loved, not just for the things I do, but for who I am. Thanks for the reminder. This is a lovely post.

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