Sunday, January 3, 2010

Finding Gratitude.

I’m really struggling to find my happy place at the moment.  It is possible that external influences are factoring in to it, but mostly I think it is starting another cycle. 

So, what I need to do is to be grateful for this latest stage in our conception journey and my life overall.  In this way, I can find my positivity once more.

I am grateful for:

  • the opportunity to continue to move into a healthier way of living.
  • being able to enjoy NYE with a few drinks.
  • having D in my life – his love and his support and his wonderful way of being able to find my happy place!
  • my naturopath and acupuncturist and the support and treatment they are providing.
  • their 100% strike rate for conception!
  • being able to begin painting the outdoor setting and to poison the weeds today. (although D ended up poisoning for me!)  If I was pregnant or thought I was pregnant, I wouldn’t have done those jobs.
  • our home and our life together.
  • my parents.
  • our pets.
  • the changes in my work situation this year.
  • that all our test results were good.
  • school holidays.
  • our rural property that we can go to whenever we like.
  • remembering that when I am struggling, I simply need to focus on one step at a time, one job at a time, one thing at a time.
  • our brand new Canon SLR and the digital photography course I just downloaded!

So, now I let it sit.  Absorb it.  Allow it to come to fruition.  And eventually I will be back to my usual place of positivity, gratitude and living in the moment.

Bubby in utero


  1. Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for! While you are waiting patiently for your baby, continue to enjoy life, in the limited time we have here.
    Happy New Year!
    This could be "the" year. :)

  2. Hi Anita! I think that we all have a lot to be grateful for. Often it is simply a state of mind. You can find gratitude in so many things. The good and the challenging. It is just so easy to be overwhelmed by the things we aren't happy with.

    I needed this gratitude list to pull out of my low. To remind me that life is good however it is. It is slowly working!


  3. Fingers crossed that is "the" year!!! Thank you!

  4. You have many things to be grateful for, you are surrounded by so many positive influences, nothing to do now but relax and let nature do what nature does best!

  5. Hi Deb! "Relax and let nature do what nature does best". I like that! Thank you.