Today I am Grateful…

Today I am Grateful for...My Tea RitualI’ve felt quite lost the last few weeks. Clearly, there has been a lack of gratitude and mindfulness happening up in my emotional centre.

Sometimes, it can be hard to see the bright side, really hard. For so long I’ve closed myself off. I had closed myself off from experiencing gratitude, happiness and opportunity.

The funny thing about opportunity is it only comes to those who are ready for it. Heck, they mightn’t think they are ready but the universe won’t deal you cards unless you can handle it.

This all became so clear to me today when out of no where a rush of gratitude came over me. It came in the strangest form and it reignited the fire inside of me. So now I say, bring it opportunity I am ready for you.

Without further ado, today I am grateful for…

  1. The first signs of tea bag diffusion. I can see it now, the hot water, the steam, in goes the tea bag and bliss. That wondrous moment as you watch golden green colours seep from the tea bag and dance with the hot water. I cannot believe the hold my tea making regime had over me today. I felt so content for that moment. 
  2. Getting the best ceramic cup in the office cupboard. I know it’s just a Kmart mug, but its multi-tonal exterior of pale, pastel teal and the soft grey of a nice little rain cloud just make my heart sing. Not to mention it looks hand-made and fits more tea in it than the others. It was my little win for the day.
  3. Finding my fire. That wonderful moment, that I haven’t experienced in so long. That inner sass, the fire and the burning determination to be the best I can be. It’s slowly coming back. The trick I’ve found is not doing it for anyone else, f*** them all and do it for yourself. 

So go forth, seize the day, or even just get out of bed when your first alarm goes off (not the 3rd or 4th time). Each little win is something to be celebrated. 

What was your little win today? 

Love, 

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Today I am Grateful…

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It has been a while my dear friend gratitude. 

I haven’t written a post for this section in a while. Of course when I see a beautiful sunset or a calm glassy ocean as I walk the dogs along the sand I feel happy and in turn thankful for this beautiful earth. But sometimes it’s wonderful to cherish those moments and let them live inside you without an interruption of technology. 

Well today my friends I break my silence, today I am thankful for…

  • My Sistagal. Aka my little sister. The long haired, tanned, professional torpedo swimming little gem! She is such a calming soul and a joy to be around, so today I say thank you Teleah for just being you! 
  • Meeting New People. Establishing new friendships or rekindling old ones is such a fabulous form of growth. You expand your circle and open your mind to a new world of opportunities and experiences. Give it a try today, reach out to that girl you see on your bus every morning, your commute might may become less mundane.
  • Enjoying the old. People I mean, you know, the ones that have stuck by your side through thick and thin and still love you regardless of that time you lost your shit and went temporarily insane. You know who you are, love to you all.

Enjoy today and let’s be thankful. It’s Monday, and work might suck but at least you’ve got a job! 

Ciao bellas! 

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Today I am grateful…

image5-768x1024To keep this as short as possible, because who has never ending time these days? Here are three reasons why I am grateful today…

  • The Past. Yes it no longer exists and will never really exist again but we can cherish it and all our happiest memories and we can learn from it, what not to do again. Our past, never forgotten is such a powerful and empowering aspect to human life. Like Rafiki says:

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    “Oh yes the past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.”

     

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image  I do believe that in life as one aspect declines another rises. Life is all a balancing act and to be frank if things were amazing all the time what would we have to strive for? 

Today, in this moment of my life I am feeling lost in my direction: do I take a left or right turn? Or does this road I am on now lead to gold? 

With so many thoughts running through my mind and so many options (that I am grateful to have the opportunity to discover) I chose today to ground myself and show gratitude for the things in life that I am thankful for…

  • Progress. The featured image is me this morning. I woke up in agony from my last two weight sessions and wanted to check if the ‘ab fairies’ had worked their magic on me over night. So like a kid at Christmas before doing anything else I lifted my oversized running bare jumper to discover progess? that gorgeous little line between your abdominal muscles. All the hard work is paying off. 
  • The Nourished Blonde. My personal escape. No matter how lost in life I feel, creating content for my little baby, my blog, always gives me a sense of direction and connection to my passion and purpose. 
  • Cat Cuddles. When your cat is hiding under the bed and with two clicks of your fingers she emerges in a split second knowing it’s time for cuddles. In these moments you can’t help but smile and be thankful for animals, the love they provide is unconditional and never ending. 

Enjoy your day and remember to give the sun a big, beautiful smile to say thank you for giving us this amazing weather! 

Ps. Stay tuned for my updates from Bali as I watch one of my gals saying “I Do?”

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Today I am grateful…

IMG_0955Exhausted. This fine Thursday I am simply exhausted. After some sort of mental crash on Monday, a rushed and jam packed Tuesday, a 4.30am start with a 7.30pm finish on my Wednesday and now another early commute today I am shattered.

Now, usually I let my exhaustion get the better of me; I become down and out, struggling to find reasons to smile.

It is these “struggle town” days that push me to continually express gratitude. The days we struggle the most to smile are the days that we truly need it and guess what? It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown so save what energy you have left by using 26 less muscles a day?

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We made it! Happy hump day! 

With Wednesday in mind, it is important to check that we are still being #wellness warriors. Our days are getting busier and our energy is slumping but during this time of the week we need keep nourishing our bodies. Keep fluids up, drink hot lemon water in the mornings to aid in detoxification and digestion, perhaps whip up some vitality balls to put a spring back in your step and most importantly cut the processed foods; preservatives and sugars only feel good for so long until you come crashing down for your next fix. 

Wellness stems not only from physical, but a positive mental state, so Today I am grateful for…

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Photo by The People Project

Today I am grateful for…

  • Determined Women. One of my best girlfriends did a chin-up last night and I couldn’t be more excited. I also did a PB. Safe to say we were on fire 😉
  • Sleep. The restorative, rejuvenative and joyous activity of letting our bodies rest & digest after a jam-packed day.
  • Saying No. At present I am having many stomach issues, from non-activated nuts and excessive consumption of them. Yesterday I began my trial of removing almonds, almond butter and peanut butter – the wonderful foods that consume my mind (who doesn’t love peanut butter?! Besides those allergic, of course). Besides my misery the point is I have the will power to say no!

What are you thankful for? 

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I am late for my train again, sometimes hitting that snooze button can set your morning routine back a minute or five. But with a great sleep in comes great responsibility to not be cranky (because your well rested now, right?) and be thankful??

Today I am grateful for…

  • ‘Snooze’. That glorious button on your raging phone at 5.45am that holds the gateway to “just one more minute.”
  • Acceptance. Knowing you are going to miss your early morning train so decide to drive a different route to the station enjoying all the things you don’t usually get to observe.
  • Sunrise. Setting your circadian rythm [natural body clock] early in the day is such a joyous feeling. It justifies work that slight bit more because the sun is awake and you are too; and both ready for a day of  hard work. Although the Sun needs to please the world? and you only need to please your boss. Think about that next time you think the whole world is on your shoulders, take a breath and smile. 

What are you thankful for today?

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So, today I am in ‘struggle town’, my hormones are fluctuating, I have a cold and I am in limbo between the present and an exciting venture in my future.  

It is these kind of days that gratitude, more so than whinging should practiced. So here goes: 

Today I am grateful for…

  • Tissues. Without tissues the world may flood with tears, snot and other bodily fluids. Ew.
  • Progression. About two years ago I would be the first to post a status about my “sh** day”. But I have learnt firstly that nobody will give a toss about my silly little status and secondly, why waste a day filled with upset when there are plenty of other things to be grateful for, i.e tissues!
  • Socks. Without those bad boys our feet would be super cold, not to mention they save us from the dreaded foot stench. 

Happy Hump Day!

Kiaranatashaa x