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.”
I really love a rainy Friday. No joke. When I first learned of the Blue Fridays Initiative through Cherise Shockley’s tweets, I believe my first thoughts were along the lines of, “That’s cool. Oh wait, I don’t own blue clothing.” Blue jeans? Yep, but that’s about it. When I decided this winter, after years of soaking we feet, that I should indeed buy myself a pair of boots, the blue ones happened to be on sale and hey, they’re perfect for #bluefridays (follow it on Twitter). Now, less than a year later, I carry a ridiculously bright blue purse and my Dexcom G4 is blue too. Sometimes feeling blue is actually a good thing. I will admit, there was a Blue Friday a few weeks ago that turned out to be a Blue Thursday. I swear it felt like a Friday!