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! 

The Nourished Blonde

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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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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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

Today I am grateful…

Today I am grateful for…

  • The mind and all its capabilities. Even though at this current stage of life my mind reflects mostly negative, watching how powerfully it can affect me makes me appreciate it and its strength so much more. 
  • Warm jackets. Morning are no longer warm here in Perth. 
  • WordPress. For allowing me to blog my blessings.

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Today I am grateful for…

  • Clean hot water running through my shower and house 
  • Shelter to keep me safe from the cold weather 
  • Public transport #transperth so I can zen out before and after work with some me time   

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Today I am grateful for…

  • Harsh but inspiring words. Stop playing the victim and start living! Get on top of it! 
  • The amazing workplace I belong to. Grill’d for lunch and great conversation. 
  • Power black outs. An early Friday is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thank you Western Power! 

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Today I am grateful for…

  • My best friends. They truly are the family that you choose;
  • The strong bond that Aden and myself have. He truly is my best friend and everything I could dream of;
  • Encouraging words. Being told just how far you have come from somebody you never wanted to be is truly such a blessing.