Ahhh . . . the quest to always be better (if not perfect)! Shall I name the ways for those of us living with and touched by diabetes?
blood sugar levels
remembering to carry snacks (and glucose)
exercising not too much but definitely enough
following a routine
focusing on staying calm and happy
trying to share just enough info about ourselves with friends and colleagues
meeting our health-care team at least half-way
being kind to our eyes
enjoying small treats likes tastes of ice cream, a bite of a cookie, and (of course) chocolate
not making ourselves crazy about all the what-if’s
finding friends with whom we’re comfortable sharing some the details of living with this disease
letting ourselves be cared for and loved
giving to and helping others
being happy with our own bodies
smiling–even when it’s hard to do so
moving to a positive state of mind
tackling new ideas, projects, hobbies and interests
BELIEVING that all things are possible
What thoughts and issues don’t weigh us down when we allow ourselves to feel burdened with the impact of life’s disappointments and defeats?
I strive to rise beyond these days. Sometimes all it takes to help is looking at my in-the-moment puppy, so filled with the joy of discovery that I can’t help but hug her and feel renewed. A hug, a connection, a friend. And all is better in my world.
B well, b happy.
Until next time, your friend kath