My two favorite quotes have gotten me through many a health crisis...diabetic and otherwise. The first is by John Lennon. He said "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." So true!!!
My other favorite was seen on a t-shirt worn by my yoga instructor's husband: "Worry is NOT preparation!"
Those two have got me through cancer treatments, a stroke, a heart attack, and other health problems too numerous to mention. I think, summed up, they basically tell me to keep putting one foot in front of the other, no matter what happens.
"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I'm not sure of the attribution of this quote but I believe it comes from buddhism. Pain is my diabetes, I can't change that I have diabetes. But getting angry about diabetes, feeling sorry myself, my suffering - I do have control over.
"I cannot make my days longer so I strive to make them better" - Thoreau. Time is something that weighs on me now that I have diabetes. It is wake up call that life is short, I always feel like I'm running out of time.
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