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Loving this week

When packages that were long since given up on with knitted goodies from distant great-grandmothers and birthday presents for young cowboys finally turn up. I adore my grandmother’s knitting and I’m very aware that having a grandmother in her 80’s being able to knit beautiful clothing for my little baby daughter is indeed a very, very special thing.

Loving the shift in energy this week. One side is still tired, too busy, and with an aching back, but that’s not a very exciting side. The other side is an untapped creative well that has been fun to dip in to whenever a free moment has presented itself.Β Little Monkey wanting to tell me a story for half an hour was the perfect opportunity to be relatively still while I listened intently and crocheted for my Wednesday group.

Breathing in the ocean air. Crystal clear winter waters, that make you want to swim and splash like a mermaid.

Watching Monkey Boy come back from a new class. A class that I had held my breath through the duration in the hope that he would love it and he wouldn’t turn into a bundle of frozen nerves. Holding my breath seemed to have worked as his excitement afterwards was through the roof. Oh boy, that was a proud mama moment.

Listening to overhead black cockatoos make their dawn journey back to the park. Their lingering calls to each other crossing the skies as the sun creeps up.

“Often life’s pleasures pass us by simply because we don’t take a moment to focus on them… Make a point of noticing everyday something that uplifts your spirit or tickles your heart… Stop to breathe in the joy of this moment and then tell someone about it. Share your joy and revel in it. When your joy is savoured, and then shared, it is magnified…” ROBIN GRILLE

If anyone else would like to do a ‘loving this week’ post, (or simply write something in the comments). Please let me know, link back to this post and I’ll do a link up. I would love to know about those little moments in your week that have tickled your heart.
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Some other lovely bloggers who have taken a minute to breathe in those beautiful moments.

Christine @ Slow Living Essentials

Kim @The Little Black Cow Blog

Gina @ ZazaSeaCow

Racheal @ Maven in Training

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42 thoughts on “loving this week

  1. I love these posts and if you make them a regular feature I will definitely organise myself to link in! I do them rather sporadically at present…

    I love that little knitted top, and how gorgeous she is looking. I am also very intrigued as to monkey boy’s new class! I’m glad it all went well though, and that you have these positive moments to balance out the tiredness.

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  2. Those knitted items are just beautiful. Good work Granny!

    When life feels busy and overwhelming, it so important to notice all the little things of beauty and wonder that surround us every day. I love this post and would love a link-up!

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  3. gorgeous clothes – you are lucky to have a grandmother who knits for your kids and your kids are lucky to have a mother who knits and crochets for them – and listens patiently and remembers to enjoy the small stuff! One of my little pleasures today was watching sylvia with her wee friend hand in hand!

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  4. Sounds like you are enjoying living in the moment … it’s so nice when we see the big picture. Loved your post this morning, will make me all the more aware of my special moments this morning as i get the kids ready for school.

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  5. loving this week and every week of our long-lasting hellenic summer (apr-nov), breathing in the sea mistral morning cold air, swimming every day in crystal clear light-blue waters, sea-diving in a swarm of small fishes, and baby lessepsian ones, taking long evening walks across the city coastline road, enjoying the afternoon breeze mixed with fragrants of frangipani flowering plants and eucalyptus’ leaves..pure bliss..
    reading your post i started joyfully whispering “Little darling,the smiles returning to the faces./Here comes the sun, and I say,It’s all right..The Beatles-Here Comes The Sun http://youtu.be/O7h1IphPfeU
    wish you all the very best my dear..

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  6. This has been a Monday ritual for me for awhile, but in the last few weeks i’ve got a bit lazy and haven’t posted them. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy the little things around us. I started up my grateful/ loving posts again tonight if you want to drop over and look around.

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  7. Your Nana’s knitting is beautiful. I saw this sign the other day – enjoy the small things in life for someday you will realise they were the big things.

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