TGIF - Infertility and Gratitude
TGIF. Thank God it’s Friday. Watching TV last night, it was TGIT. Thank God it’s Thursday.
I kind of love it. Of course it can be teased out to TGIW, TGIT. Thank God it’s Wednesday. Thank God it’s Tuesday.
Anyone want to go for Thank God it’s Monday. LOL.
I actually do love Mondays. A bright, fresh beginning to the week, where anything and everything is possible. Lists are brand new and not overwhelming. Intentions are set and feel inspiring not plodding.
There are all sorts of days like that with understanding infertility too, right?
Some days feel like it’s all going right. Some days it feels like a perfect storm. And everything in between.
What if we had a TGIT, TGIT, TGIW, TGIT, TGIF, TGIS, TGIS2? It’s a revolutionary concept! Let’s face it; it’s all ready hit network television. It’s not a revolutionary concept. It’s not even a new concept. It’s just a really difficult concept in the middle of a tornado.
Yet another metaphor for infertility. Tornado.
Let’s get back to TGIT. What do I love about Thursdays? What specifically did I love about yesterday?
A Gratitude List and A Request
Here’s my short list.
- I woke up. If the Dalai Lama can appreciate it, so can I.
- It was a glorious day, cool and sweet at the same time.
- I was with my family.
- It was my sister’s birthday.
- There were berries for breakfast.
- There was chai tea in the cupboard.
- There was a hike in the woods.
- I heard about my mother giving birth 55 years ago, no medication or epidural. Go mom!
- My dog isn’t sick anymore.
- I heard from a lot of you lovelies out there, sending me love. So appreciated. Oh, so very appreciated. My Jen and Jenn, special call out to you both.
There it is folks. My gratitude list for yesterday.
Wonder what I will put on my list for today?
I think I will start with writing to you. One of my joys every day.
Thank you for reading.
Could you do something for me today please?
Could you send me just one thing that you are grateful for?
If you cannot think of anything, please know that’s ok. In the midst of huge pain and sorrow, fear and anger, sometimes gratitude is elusive, twisting away just as your reach for it. I know that. I know that in the midst of trying so hard for our babies that it can feel almost impossible to hold onto hope. I promise that I will find an extra thing to feel grateful for today, for all of you out there who can’t. Let me know that too.
Use this email address, knowing that it’s secure. Comes only to me. Won’t be shared with anyone else: FertileYoga@gmail.com
I could use a little inspiration today. Still, I have a little inspiration to share too. If you can’t reach across the span and find gratitude, email me. I’ll put something extra on my list for you.
Don’t just think about it. Email me.
Have a lovely TGIF. And so on.
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