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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Looking for reasons to be cheerful this week

 
After last week's highs, this week's lows we're very low indeed. (In fact they were lower than a low thing, on a low day, in lowville, but that might be overstating my case just a teensy bit I think.) But weirdly a sort of balance has been restored. Without Yin there would be no Yang. Without Bonny, no Clyde. Without lemons, no lemonade (not sure about that middle one, weren't they both baddies?). I'm searching for my reasons to be cheerful/grateful this week with a magnifying glass rather than having them jump out at me but that's ok. It's all in the mix.

1. DD has been a joy to be with this week. She's taken to running up to me with a 'Harrow Mummy!' greeting, head butting my leg and then running away again tossing 'Bye bye' over her shoulder. She's had tea with her toys and read them stories. She sat within touching distance of some of the other children at our various play dates (unusual) and even gave one of her friends a hug goodbye. And she ate another new food after a five month hiatus - tomatoes. Her joy at just being alive and in the world is infectious and lightens my heart. Long may this sweet spot last.

2. I've had such wonderful support from my friends, both in 'real life' and in the blogosphere since we found out this week that our IUI had been unsuccessful this time around. I had a bit of a rant about it and you lot gave me a big virtual hug. Thank you SO much.

3. The terrible devastation that has passed across our television screen this week since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan has made me so grateful that organisations like The Red Cross, Shelterbox, Save the Children and others exist to reach out a hand and help the thousands of people that have been affected. Please give whatever you won't  miss to help them help others.

Do you have reasons to be cheerful or grateful this week? Pop 'em down, link 'em up and then leap over to the lovely Mich over at Mummy from the Heart and Maxabella Loves over in Oz to share the love.

16 comments:

  1. celebratingmums1 March 2012 06:25

    Well done for taking part in this blog hop when the times are not perfect.
    Glad you are getting support and seeing how very special your child is too.
    My reasons complete with very cute pics this time at http://gigglingatitall.blogspot.com
    Point well made about giving too

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  2. So sorry that the IUI was unsuccessful. Thank goodness for your beautful little girl cheering you up with her Harrow Mummy!

    Thinking of you, Mich x

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  3. Sorry to hear you're having a bad time too. Loving your reasons though :) x

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  4. I love your reason no 1. My little one also lightens my heart and makes me feel so alive.

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  5. Your daughter sounds adorable. Big Hugs re IUI. Have been in those shoes x x x

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  6. I love these two 'blops'. They make me see the positives which I don't naturally do. Right, off to take a look at Net Curtains! :D

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  7. Isn't amazing how they can be so totally consuming? We're very lucky :D

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  8. Thanks Jennie, hugs are always welcome here. And is that a totally new look I'm seeing over at Edspire towers? Love it!

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  9. Some weeks it can be so hard, but they're the weeks that I think we most need the 'little gratefuls' to get us through. I try to focus on the small things that are just so RIGHT that the big things are easier to deal with. I hope stopping to reflect a bit has helped you too. x

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  10. You're so right. And stopping to reflect actually puts things into perspective. I have a lot to be grateful for :D

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  11. Thank you for hosting the linky and for coming by my blog! I am so sorry to hear about your IUI. Many, many prayers to your family!
    I am glad you found me so I could find you!! ;)

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  12. Hey thanks for your kind words and for popping by too :D

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  13. I'm so sorry about the IUI being unsuccessful, it must be so hard for you honey. Sending the biggest virtual hugs your way.

    Hurrah for your daughter being adorable - can't beat it can you? :)

    Glad you found reasons to be cheerful this week.

    xx

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  14. Thank you lovely! With everything that's going on in the world at the moment just being healthy and happy with a roof over our heads feels like reason enough to be honest.

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  15. Thanks Mich. She really does say things in such a cute way I can't help but smile :D

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