GRATITUDE

Today I am grateful. Actually most days, when I give myself time to reflect, I find myself truly grateful for many things. It is amazing how quickly you can transform your mind out of a negative downward spiral when you began to acknowledge those “things” in life that you are grateful for. It is one of the best ways to attract abundance into your life – realising your life is already abundant, perhaps just in ways you hadn’t given yourself time to pause and reflect upon.

Joy is inside you. Not in the attainment of things desired, nor in the achievement of goals made, but in the simple feeling that lies within you. Know that this joy is unaffected by outer circumstance and joy will be yours forever. – Author Unknown

My sister-in-law is American. Today for her (and many other Americans) is a special day. Thanksgiving. One of the few American celebrations we Australians have not yet adopted. I think it is a really nice thing to have a celebration for all that you’re grateful for. Especially in our modern society where so much gets taken for granted. I am a vegetarian, so no turkey for me. But in its place I will be partaking in a whole lotta gratitude!  Stephanie Noah (she’s my sister-in-law) I hope you have a fantastic Australian thanksgiving celebration and let me tell you now how grateful I am for having you in my life and for the sacrifices you have endured to live so far away from your land of birth to be with the one that you love. Big ups girlfriend! You rock!

So here is a quick list of some of the myriad of things that I am über grateful for………… love, health, my kids, my AMAZING friends and their beautiful families, the supportive community of Maleny in South East Queensland, Australia, the internet, my husband and his musically talented ways (you can check him out here if you’re feeling a tad curious), Africa and the connection I have to that place in all of its dysfunction and glory and unrelenting happiness, good coffee, the recent rain that took our tank from a slush pile of leaves to a lush reserve of water for our daily use, the ocean, photography – without which the creativity would not have a visual way out, poetry, and those who read it, the blog sphere my newest addiction, chocolate, myself and my ability to be an absolute idiot and not give a rat’s ass (this is somewhat dependent on the company I’m in but I’m working on that not being a factor).
That’ll do for now otherwise it may never end.

Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives and set our priorities on the basis of that.  – Author Unknown

Copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown

Go and write down 10 “things” that you are grateful for. My bet is that you will easily find more than 10. Big love x

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Poetry

I’ve been delving back into my poetry writing again lately. Such an amazing form of release. I’ve never really shared it before… except for with my besties and some members of my family. But there is always a first time and now feels about right for popping my poetry-sharing-to-a-wider-audience-cherry.

Mountain Top

Tattoos

And

Low riders

Empty Rock stars

Seagulls

Pigeons

White bread folk

At their finest

I don’t often

Venture

Down from

The mountain

Top

But when I

Do

I am reminded

Why

I

Don’t

…………………………………………………………………….

Taking a photo

There’s a penis

between us

seems to always

get a smile

Shooting from the hip

with the aim

of getting that

“money shot”

So long as my face

is at the right angle

please hide

my double chin

As I would like to appear as I am not

If you know what I mean

…………………………………………………………………

Soul Sisters

Soul sisters

twin fins

swimming

in the same current

you and i

we get each other

and for that

i am always grateful

the knowledge

of you

makes swimming

these turbulent waters

seem all the

more

grace filled

graceful

thank you

…………………………………………………………………

That is all for now folks. Enjoy. And thank you.

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Walk towards your light.
Copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown