2015, Infertile or Not, Today is What I Have
2015 is here.
Not to stay.
We have only three hundred plus days to be in 2015.
I will remember that I am more than my infertility.
I have today to feel happy or sad. Or both at the same time.
I have today to notice that if I look up, I breathe more easily.
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Today is the day to recognize that I have choices.
I choose to create.
To move my body, playfully.
To look at something from upside down or sideways.
To say something kind.
To enjoy the weather, regardless of whether it is warm, freezing, humid or snowing.
Today, I will find something to smile about. Even if it is the silliest of things. Because maybe that’s actually the point.
I will see something beautiful in my ordinary surroundings. A clean dish. A painting on my wall that I’ve seen a thousand times before.
I will hear a song, a noise, my own breath and notice the extraordinary power of my ability to hear.
Today, I will examine a long held belief and blow it a kiss and release it if it’s time or give it a hug and rewelcome it home.
Today, I will nourish myself, with food that is as beautiful as it is tasty and fulfilling.
Today, I will feel the sun on my face and revel in the light and warmth.
Today will be the day that a fear comes out of hiding and proves to be utterly insignificant.
Today, I will spend a moment, eyes closed and remember that the dark is nothing to be afraid of.
Today is the day that I will say thank you when I get a compliment for a talent that I disregard because it is mine.
Today is the day that I stop looking and realize that there’s nothing left to find.
Because today, I am all ready here.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.