Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Quotation Inspiration

The Day 2 prompt for HAWMC is about choosing a quote and writing about it freely for 15 minutes.  As tempting as it was, I decided not to cheat and reference the already-written post about the quote that inspired this blog title.

The next quote that popped in my head is actually a song lyric by Natasha Bedingfield from "Unwritten."  Heard of it?

Really, I'd quote the whole song if I could, but the main lyrics that stick out in my mind are the following:

♫ Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten ♫

When dealing with infertility, one's whole world is planning for the future.  When's ovulation?  When do I have to take that shot?  Wait, that doc appointment was when? 

When I hear these lyrics, it reminds me clearly of mindfulness (I'm hearing a collective sigh from my clients who are probably sick of hearing me talk about it...lol).  Hear me out!  To me, these lyrics are precisely what mindfulness means: Living in each and every single moment.  Right here.  Right now.  Stopping to smell the flowers ("Drench yourself in words unspoken").  Relish in all of the little things that are happening right now in your world ("Live your life with arms wide open").  Today is where it's at, man.  The rest hasn't happened yet.  

If there is any one gift that an infertile person can give him- or herself, it is paying attention to and relishing the moments.  

What moments do you wish you relished?  Which moments are you planning on relishing?  And best of all, what can you relish right now?

(That's a lot of relish.  I feel like a hot dog right now.  I'd change up the wording, but my 15 minutes is up.)

Be well,

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