This week, I have been grateful for...
1. The banter overheard between my little 'un and her Daddy, as she learns to play Lego Harry Potter on the Playstation. I feel like I am getting a preview of her driving lessons in thirteen years' time.
2. The Heart and The Bottle by Oliver Jeffers. Please please please give yourself the gift of this book.
3. This quote, forwarded by my friend Krissie:
Meditation is a meal for the soul. It nourishes the soul. You have been enjoying everything else, now let the soul enjoy its food.
Param Sant Baljit Singh Ji
4. The soul food I have been savouring every night before I go to sleep. The minute I heard the words, "There is literally nothing more you need to do right now" I knew I had found the guided meditation for me!
5. Cam aka Ms CurlyPops! I feel so lucky that Cathy introduced me to her dear buddy, who also happens to be crazy talented and very generous. If it wasn't for Cam's time and expertise, there's no way I'd be ready for Blogtoberfest12 on Monday! And, seriously, how gorgeous are the blog buttons she made?
6. A really wonderful post by Jen Louden that drilled straight into my heart. She's nailed it. She's right. It really just is about the here and now. All else is window dressing.
7. Unsubscribing from a whole lot of stuff. I hope I don't hurt anyone's feelings but I really need a bit of space in my email in-box, my blog reader, my twitter account, my headspace.
8. My Vali moustache talisman, handmade by the incredible Victoria Mason. Nothing like a bit mo love to shake things up, eh? (See what I did there?)
9. The only blessing from a horrific week: a man has been arrested and charged. The weather was fierce and dark yesterday as Melbourne learnt the fate of one of her daughters. I don't think I saw a single person who wasn't weeping on the inside.
10. The role that social media played in bringing the investigation into Jill's disappearance to a close. It has been a privilege to see the dialogue that has unfolded from this tragedy: real conversations about real issues, beyond mainstream media sensationalism. Let's hope that none of this gets in the way of justice being served. In the meantime, let's continue to honour this space to grieve and heal together.
For more beautiful spaces, please be sure to stop by and share your gratefuls with my sweet friend Maxabella this week!