Infertility: What is there to be grateful for?

Yeah, but I can go to the yoga and wine tasting afternoon with my favorite girlfriends!”

Many a time I have found myself wondering just what there is for me to be grateful for when it comes to infertility.

Sure, I believe that gratitude is the key that opens doors to happiness and abundance in our lives. I do not however think that gratitude comes easily when what was taken feels so much greater than what has been given to us–at least what’s been given so far.

And so, I have learned to celebrate the little things. To savor the drops of gratitude when they fall into my life like a spritzer from the sky.

So yesterday, when for a quick instant I thought about inviting a friend who is pregnant to a girls outting, I realized one thing I can do that she simply cannot.

I can go to a yoga and wine tasting event, followed by a lazy afternoon lunch with our favorite bottle of wine from said tasting, with two of my favorite girlfriends. And that opportunity is truly one I am incredibly grateful for.

And so today, I will be grateful for the simplicity of three of my favorite things all wrapped up into one: yoga, dear friends, and really good wine.

Every day there is something to be grateful for, little things that often go unnoticed in the unseen. Today, what can you unearth in your search for simple gratitude?


  1. How fitting, this is one of this weeks theme with my photo course. It’s so easy to forget the small things that are still here to appreciate. Yoga and wine with your girlfriends sounds perfect.

    1. Wonderful Marwil! Enjoy your time exploring all of the beautiful little things with your photography!

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

  2. amen to that – great post Shannon.

    1. Thanks Annie 🙂 I hope that you are finding many gems along your way as well!

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