A Gift From Ladies Night In
Fertile affirmations for the weekend. All generously given from our beautiful women last night in Ladies Night In.
Pick one. Use them all. Switch them up. Create one of your own. Tell me your favorite.
My infertility does not define me
I am more than my ability to become pregnant
I am strong and courageous
I am persistent and introspective
My strengths and my weaknesses cross boundaries and create a whole me
I am on my own path to create my family
I live in the present moment and neither dwell in the past nor demand that the future arrive early
I believe that I will become a parent
I find balance in caring for myself and caring for others
I seek help and support because I deserve it
I am worth all the effort that I am using to find my family
My losses make me more compassionate and more capable of loving even more
My heart is expanding with every breath I take
I can feel something without becoming that feeling
Breathing is my way of finding my way home to my heart
I deserve shanti, peace
I am whole and complete
Carrie Van Steen and I are truly fortunate to be able to facilitate this group of women who bring their whole selves to the party.
Thank you, as always, for the smiles, laughs, tears, honesty.
You are all inspiring.
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This week is all about thanksgiving. Gratitude. Thoughts of what we have in our lives, right in this moment, even with infertility in the front of our minds. Each day’s blog will be dedicated to gratitude and thanksgiving, in all its different forms.
There are days where the things that I am grateful for huge, epic in their vastness. Things like health and love and kindness. Friends and family. A home, not just a house.
Then there are days like last week, (thank you to everyone for your love and concern!) that the little things in life pop up to be grateful for because the bigger things seem to far away. Love those little things. That the day is 4 degrees warmer and so the air feels gentle when I walk outside. The patch of sun hitting the floor, making it glow. Phone call from a friend that I haven’t heard from in a while. The estimate on the car repairs being far lower than expected. My favorite tea being there. A full water bottle in the car. Hot water for a shower. Two dollar movie theatres (Edmondtown Hall in Newtown, CT, what a steal!) Not having heard a single Christmas song on the radio before Thanksgiving. Yet. Clean sheets on the bed. A working dishwasher after two and a half years. My mother being alive and well. My sisters being alive and well. The best dog in the world. Fabulous friends. Partner and husband of over 31 years.
Interesting how the little things that I am grateful for lead me back to the bigger things that I am grateful for. And so it goes the other way around. The more that I feel grateful, the more that I feel grateful. Big things lead to appreciating the little things, and the little things lead to appreciation a bout the bigger things.
A few more things that I am grateful for: Fertile Yoga students (you rock!); the people that I work with; being able to inhale and exhale; finding a reason to smile every single day.
Thursdays’ blog is your blog. Your opportunity to say what you are grateful for. Including not having to see people or that Thanksgiving is only one day and then it’s over or that you are getting through the day by hiding at home.
Please help me write it this Thursday. We’ll share Thanksgiving together.