It’s that time of the year where thankfulness is part of the season. I love it because it really does remind me how much I am completely blessed with! In no way do I ever pretend that I understand the pain and suffering those who are experiencing infertility must feel, but I have had my share of other trials and struggles in this life and have learned one fail-proof way to find relief, even if just for an instant- Thankfulness.
There are so many ways that this can be done, but the idea I find most helpful involves writing those things you are thankful for down on paper. Each night before bed record just one thing that you are thankful for in a journal or on a piece of paper. Keep track of where you have written this. Collect them, maybe in a jar. Add to your list or to your jar. Then, on those really hard days where everything is going wrong, go back and look through your list- shuffle through your jar. Remember all that you do have. See what you are thankful for in your own writing. Remind yourself that as hard as things get, there is always something to be thankful for- lots to be thankful for!
Just google “thankfulness in overcoming trials”and you will find a plethora of different ideas that can help you keep your spirits up with thankfulness.