“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955);
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner
“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.”
W. Clement Stone (1902-2002): Author, businessman
This quote is a tough one for me, but a great goal (yay positive mental attitude). Instead of Throwback Thursday, I’m calling today ThrowFORWARD Thursday. I think back on all the years of absolutely dreading exercise and how now, it is huge stress release and a bit of a confidence booster and a commitment I keep in my life. A special thanks to my DOC Twitter, exercise pushing peeps too. We all need cheerleaders. A little inspiration goes a long way!
Now, time to stop procrastinating and tweak some overnight basal rates.
I have some exciting Alecia’s Stem Cells/JDRF news to report but I am waiting for a teeny bit more info.
Throw forward. xo
Today’s post was supposed to be about an diabetes incident/ talking-to-a-stranger moment I had on the subway last week. However, I read the following quote from Eleanor Roosevelt this morning and thought, “Oh My God, THAT’s IT.” I will probably read this a thousand more time this week. To diabetes and beyond… Thanks Eleanor Roosevelt and this is why if I could have dinner with any famous person, dead or alive, she is STILL my #1.
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Now, in other news, I haven’t been to a Spin class in years but I will be participating in the JDRF event this Saturday (March 8th). In NYC? Looking for some exercise? Want to try a David Barton class without becoming a member? Want to support JDRF? Want to join me? Want to push me back-up onto my bike when I keel over but my feet are still tied to the pedals?
STOP. Hammer time.
I had another post planned today for Throwback Thursday, but I read something this morning that trumped what I had planned.
As long as I can remember, my Dad has had inspirational/motivational quotes typed on index cards and taped to his office desk. Very cool. One summer, I had a part-time job and to fill extra hours (ugh) I also worked at my Dad’s office. When he wasn’t there one afternoon, I sat at his desk and connected ALL the paperclips in his drawer to each other. A paperclip chain if you will. I giggled endlessly imaging him reaching for a paperclip and about 50 of them would be attached to one another. Tee hee hee. I also remember sitting there and rereading quotes on his desk. Quotes he frequently told us, his kids. When I was in college, my Dad would periodically send me pieces of inspiration… quotes typed on index cards. I grew-up loving a good quote.
THIS is the quote that felt like a hug this morning.
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
poet, playwright, essayist
Oh and I almost forgot. I waited and waited for my Dad to discover the paperclip chain. When he FINALLY did, he called me. As annoyed as he TRIED to sound, I knew he thought it was funny…well sort of.
I had something else planned for Wordless Wednesday but the quote below crossed my path and stopped me in my tracks this morning.
This applies to things far, far beyond diabetes, huh?
And to the person I was thinking about at the exact moment I saw this quote, this is for you. You are a star in my world. xo
|“When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you,
let it destroy you,
or you can let it strengthen you.”
And in other news, this morning’s awesome Viper workout (oh boy am I going to be sore) resulted in a bg of 82 and a straight down Dexcom arrow in the last 5 minutes. Grrrrr *shaking fist at sky*. Quick Sticks to the rescue but I was running so late, and didn’t have time to wait it out before I hopped in the shower. I am almost positive I washed my hair with body gel and washed my body with conditioner. My skin feels very slippery (but soft and detangled). I’m not-so-patiently chasing down the ricochet bg high that is occurring. Ah diabetes… why so sassy today?
I liked this too much to save it until tomorrow. Wordless Wednesday? Not today folks!
“We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world with a finer spirit of hope and achievement- and we impoverish ourselves if we forget the errand.”
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924); 28th U.S. President