I don’t know about you, but I find it really easy to feel down on my luck. To think I’m being screwed over by the universe/god/whoever is in control, with this infertility shit we are going through. I lost my dad way too young, now I can’t have a baby. Yes, the universe HATES me, my friends have everything I want and my life SUCKS.
This is the kind of mentality I’ve been having. I hate it. I don’t like having it, I do everything I can to push it out of my head – I run, I train, I cuddle up in bed with my
baby little boy.
But today, I realise I would take my plight every day over many others. At the end of the day, I have the best little family. I am healthy. I have great family and friends. My husband and I have job security, a lovely roof over our heads, more luxuries than any one family could ever need. We are so, so very blessed/lucky/fortunate. Whatever you call it, I am thankful. I’m thankful that the hardest thing I face today is not being able to have another child. Because there are people who face chemotherapy today. There are people who face mental illness, physical ailments. People who face burying loved ones. People who face another day unemployed. People who face not being able to have a first child.
And when those ridiculous thoughts of how tough my life is start to creep into my mind. I will remember this. I will remember how much I have. Because life is about wanting and enjoying what we have now, not what we think we want, what we think we need or what we pine for.
And if all that I have isn’t enough to be thankful for (which it is, but for arguments sake, if it were not), I’m also thankful for my appointment at Stefan this afternoon. It is so long over due, and I’m going to look fab for my friend’s son’s birthday party Saturday and my birthday party Sunday!
I’m also thankful for morning views like this one.
What are you thankful for today? There’s always something, you just have to look hard enough. Link up with Kate Says Stuff and share!