November came and went. Diabetes Awareness Month and I never wrote one post (although I did check out other people’s awesome posts) and I managed to get my postcards for DAM sent. I’ve kept up on Twitter, sort of…. well at least better than here.
It wasn’t planned, but it certainly happened… I’m taking a break, and I’m finally admitting it to myself.
I think a lot of people have seen this already, but in case you haven’t, Chris at A Consequence of Hypoglycemia started My Diabetes Secret. I won’t attempt to rush through an explanation of why I think this is important, how I sometimes find myself reading the posts with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes at unGodly hours when I can’t sleep, or how much I have thought about some of those posts over and over and over again. Chris explains it far better in this post, than I could.
Okay, I like this and should remind myself to read it more often. Maybe even send myself this post occasionally? This Swami was full of great wisdom nuggets (Google him).
“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously. Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will peace not in denial, but in victory.”