Friday, 19 July 2013

When nothing is new



There's so much happening here, and not a lot at the same time too.

Tell me, what's new? I was asked this week.

I stalled for an answer because not a lot is new. {Even if every day feels new.}

"Nothing new", I said. "But life is good."

I read a look of disappointment in that I had nothing to tell. Although perhaps that was my perception, and it wasn't meant like that at all... Either way, it got me thinking about how that conversation could have gone. What I could have said. And if the truth of my now would have been enough...

That I'm working a couple days a week, writing articles and making a conscious effort to cut back on unnecessary time online. That I'm writing loads {but forgetting to publish it} and enjoying the inspiration that comes from creating {for here}.

That I'm really seeing my little ones. And loving our moments. And the memories we're consciously creating. We've been going places new, and it's bringing a freshness... like I'm seeing my babies differently in each moment, witnessing and marvelling at them as they are right now... And life feels so much less cluttered this way.

That the rhythm of our days has slowed, as have we. I'm not sure which came first. I suppose the change started with me. But there was a definite pulling to settle and slow from around me and within me... As though I'm moving in line with the season's days more than ever before.

That I'm witnessing more and more what I am drawn to doing, eating, reading. And noticing my own changes of heart.

That I've been watching the world around us and reflecting on the impact it has on our little world right here.

Nothing new, I said. Because nothing is physically new and big, and it felt like I had nothing to tell. But really life feels big and precious and like nothing and everything is happening at once. And that {life just as it is in this very moment} is big and new enough for me. And for that I'm grateful.

xx

{Joining Kylie and the gratitude community at 52 Weeks of Grateful here}

What are you most grateful for today? xx

21 comments:

  1. Grateful for this blog from my favourite Wordsmith. And that my cat doesn't appear to have neurological problems exhibited on Sunday and Tuesday - just for an hour or so AND we are going to the vets on Wednesday.
    Not grateful for a continuing heatwave which shows no sign of finishing - we aren't used to more than a few days, but over a fortnight is enough already!

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  2. Grateful for the help I had setting up my blog page, especially from Techie Mum for the headers and profile pictures, and technical help, and grateful to Two Point Five Kids, who has helped a lot too! And grateful for the people who read it.

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  3. Grateful to several Oz bloggers, who gave me moral support for launching my blog page and liking it afterwards.

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  4. Love it when the rhythm of life falls into place like this. Love your 'truth of now' (I might be stealing that phrase!). I'm grateful that the UK is experiencing summer for the first time in a good few years. Happy weekend. :)

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  5. That's a beautiful eloquent way of expressing nothing's new. I need to take a leaf out of your book.

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  6. I think it is lovely that everything is wonderful without having to have something 'new' going on. Lovely!

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  7. Wow - this is quite lovely! So blissful to just "be" - enjoy your moments, every one of them, new or not. I love the positive approach you have. Thanks for being so inspiring!

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  8. Lovely words Elisa, I need to take a page out of your book and slow down, spend less time on the computer/phone and take it all in. The days/weeks/months/years are flying by so fast being at home with my girls, so I need to make those days we are together count. xx

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  9. Lovely words Elisa, I need to take a page out of your book and slow down, spend less time on the computer/phone and take it all in. The days/weeks/months/years are flying by so fast being at home with my girls, so I need to make those days we are together count. xx

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  10. Beautiful words, and so true. Today I'm grateful for the weekend! Nat x

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  11. That's contentment that is. The pinnacle of happiness. x

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  12. Great post Elisa, and it's so true, it's so easy to get caught up in the having and not the doing. Have a great weekend x

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  13. As always you write so beautifully Elisa. Sometimes nothing new is the best feeling - contentment with how things are.

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  14. Hi Elisa, Lovely to have found your blog. I so relate to being questioned with "so, what's new?". I usually get it in a phone call from family members about 5 minutes after I've just put the kids to bed. I always feel like I'm put on the spot with that question and answer "not much" even though life is good and SO much is going on - I just need a few minutes to digest it all. Mel x

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  15. beautiful as always my friend - as bron said - contentment sounds like where you are at which really is the best kind of life really. when nothing new is needed and we are thrilled with where we are and what we have xxx

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  16. I've seen that look in my friends eyes when I have nothing "new" or exciting to report from my week/month/etc
    ...for what is so important and takes so much of my time is sometimes quite difficult to tell or share
    (but you make it seem easy)
    x

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  17. Lovely as ever Elisa. Isn't it funny how the nothings turn around when we really think about it? Thank you for always being an inspiration. xx

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  18. Thank you for joining in. I loved your post on exploring the bushland, it has reminded me to go and explore the small forest local to us :)

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  19. Elisa, do you know that I ALWAYS want to read your words from start to finish, that I don't/can't skim? You speak my language (have I said this before? - sorry...!). Sometimes it's hard to articulate what's going on in our lives, it's huge to us, but somehow difficult to put into words. Sometimes it's just for us to know. I love what you say about change starting with you. That's where it is for me. The ripple effect when we sort our own space out is astounding. x

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  20. Sounds like you are really squeezing the most sensation and life out of every day - a wonderful way to live and a great example for your kids too. I also am on a mission to cut down my time online - it is like a great big black hole sucking my free time from me lately! Good luck with it!

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  21. Lovely, beautifully written :)

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