Sunday, 26 May 2013

Words & Moments {in gratitude}

So much gratitude in my days of late. Recorded in my mind and thoughts as I think a lot about balance and how quickly moments pass and my girls grow. Mostly I'm trying to take each day as it comes, to move slower when things feel rushed. And I'm carefully planning a busy working month ahead to include spaces where we will do nothing extra.

As well as writing my gratitude this week, I'm reminding myself to speak it too. 

Gratitude for:

Stopping - This week has been fast with less pockets of slow than I had hoped for. But each day I've stopped for a minute {sometimes a little more} to just be. Even if it's only to be mesmerised by the sky.
Sunset - This week rugged-up my girls and I walked to the park and sat to watch the sun go down, turning to look behind us at the already-up moon.

Creativity - a cardboard box became a baby dolls' bed and my girls couldn't have been happier with their co-sleeping little family. "Sweet dreams babies" miss three whispered as little miss 20 months rubbed their foreheads and kissed them gently.

Photography - I keep noticing little details, and this week I took my camera out to capture them. I'm loving the creativity and stillness it brings. It's beginning to feel a little like meditation.

Photos - On Mother's Day, my dad took photos of me and my gorgeous girls. I keep looking back at them, and can't help but smile.

Yoga - Friday's class reminded me to pause and to witness where I am right now, and to enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

Work - I'm very grateful for the work I have right now. And I'm trusting that with a little nudging balance will sort itself out.

Moments - So many little moments have felt big to my heart this week. I'm giving thanks for all of them.  Especially spending one-on-one time with both my girls. That undivided attention nourishes all of us.


~ Linking with Maxabella's 52 Weeks of Grateful at Kidspot and Deb's {Home Life Simplified} Listmania - a gratitude list this week {my favourite kind}. Elisa x

What's made you feel grateful this week?


  1. Wonderful list of gratitude lovely. So happy to have you joining listmania

  2. Beautiful and heart felt as always

  3. Lovely read! Its great that little things bring so much joy. :)

  4. As wonderful and beautiful as normal! xox

  5. Stopping for the moments, perhaps at sunset, when creativity and photography become more important than work... did I get them all in except yoga? x

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