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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thankful Thursday


One of my biggest personal goals is to give thanks more often for the blessings in my life. It's easy to get caught up in what's missing and fall down the rabbit hole of negativity. I feel like I'm in a good, healthy place right now - emotionally and physically. And I want to keep it that way!

I thought it might help me remain positive if I write a weekly blog post on Thursdays about things that I'm thankful for. When you're going through infertility, there are plenty of things to gripe about, feel sad about and cry over. But there is usually a silver lining somewhere when you really look hard.

I love my life and don't want to forget to give thanks for all that I have even when challenges arise. So here it goes. Today, I'm thankful for...
  • The opportunity to meet a sweet, new blogger friend in-person. Great to meet you, Tiffany!
  • Free wi-fi on the Amtrak train so that I can write this blog post
  • A week full of productive meetings at work
  • Dr. M, my RE, who always manages to calm me when I get worried about starting IVF
  • My understanding husband for cutting me some slack. The laundry is backed up and I haven't contributed much around the house but he knows how busy I've been with work.
  • My game night girls, who planned an amazing wine tasting trip for me this weekend. I can't wait!
How about it? Won't you give it a try? If you'd like to join me for Thankful Thursday, I will post the button on my blog sidebar soon. What are you thankful for this week?

13 comments:

Sybil said...

Great idea! Was thinking about doing something like this next week on my blog, but hadn't figured out if I wanted to do it weekly or do a daily thing all next week. Great minds think alike :)

Infertile625 said...

I took on your challenge and created my own post on being thankful! Thanks for inspiring some positivity in my day!

http://hiddeninfertility.blogspot.com/2012/05/up-for-challenge.html

Feisty Mama said...

Love this and can't wait to start doing Thankful Thursday, great idea and great outlook :) Thanks for sharing

Heather said...

This is a wonderful idea! Let me know when you get the button posted but I would love to participate!

Mrs. H said...

I love this idea! I'm going to have to definitely join in next Thursday. I'm thankful for so much right now. Lucky you going on a wine tasting trip! I miss wine the most.

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

I'm pretty thankful for you :)

thecoffeehouse said...

free wi-fi?! love it.
and love that girl named Tiffany. she's awesome. you hear that Tiff?? ...

Alicia said...

Great idea! I'm thankful for beautiful weather and sunny days, a really great husband, a sweet puppy and a long weekend coming up!

Katie said...

I'm thankful for insurance! And I'm thankful the my open house at school is over and summer is getting much closer. thanks for sharing the positives - it is hard sometimes but is so good to do! sounds like a fun weekend!!

Anonymous said...

Your mood today seems to match mine! It can be so easy to get bogged down with everything in life. We start to feel so sorry for ourselves and then wallow in it, miserably. This morning, as we took Adrianna into the hospital for her surgery, I felt so discouraged. Then I remembered the photos on a Facebook group I belong to called Mommies of Miracles. Each of these mothers has a child with disabilities. Some are much, much worse than anything our daughter has realized. Although I am saddened at our situation, I cannot help but be so grateful she is not in a wheelchair, or on a breathing machine, or brain dead for life. We are very, very blessed.

I am also thrilled my friend gave me a pomegranate tree!

Dandelion Breeze said...

What a great idea... I'd love to join in next Thursday :) We're already into Friday here in Oz at the moment... thank you for reminding us that there are things to be thankful for xoxo

Lucy McCracken said...

Great to read your thankful list. How awesome that you got to meet a fellow blogger! I'm thankful for a fun ladies night last night. We did a summer theme and played a fun game. happy Friday!

Colin and Jess said...

Fantastic idea!! If like to read, I would suggest 1000 gifts by Ann Voskamp. It's about thankfulness and realizing the blessings all around us. :)

~Jessica

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