It’s not just a cliche if you believe…believe it.



It doesn’t have to be dramatic, it can be small or large. It’s really all about your context and being open to seeing that there may have been some raindrops but now there is a rainbow.  I saw a few rainbows this morning (not literal after all it is 95 degrees and it’s only 10:45 am), but in having coffee with an old and dear friend and subsequently receiving an email from a friend who recommended me for a position (volunteer) that I have been hoping and dreaming of since all of these events have happened with our family, the pieces start to fall together and I am reminded that indeed, it’s not just a cliche, but “everything does happen for a reason.”


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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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2 Comments on “It’s not just a cliche if you believe…believe it.”

  1. Lila Says:

    Shannon – I love your sentiment. When we’re blessed with a surprise, rainbow or something else, it can make the dark times manageable. Optimism and a good memory for happy stuff is the only way to go!

    So glad I found you on SITS!


    • Shannon from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Lila, thanks so much for coming to visit and for commenting! Totally, it’s not always so clear at the time but when you can look back and put the pieces together it can give you renewed hope and sense of everything is as it should be! I will check out too…so nice to connect with you.


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