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Is anyone out there POSITIVE?

Today -- be positive. Say something positive, do something positive, think positive. Remember that you are alive and start where you are right now on a journey of positive action.

There are things you can't control. I get that. But there ARE things we CAN control. Be positive.

I stopped reading this website for awhile - it seems every blog was so negative. I know we all have problems - that's a given. BUT WE CAN still be joyful. Find a reason. Use it as a springboard to be joyful.

Be the change.
Be the joyful.

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Comment by shoshana27 on June 17, 2013 at 6:18am

i don't find it negative.on the contrary, i enjoy reading what everyone has to say. ;)

Comment by Kathy on June 17, 2013 at 7:47am

I don't find much negativity either . There are people just telling it like it is, and sometimes diabetes can be tough. We don't need to sugarcoat (forgive the pun) the aspects of living with a potentially life-threatening disease.
But, I also agree that it's important to look for the good in each day. And this is a habit that can be practiced and cultivated - the more you look, the more you'll see it.
All my best to you.

Comment by sdkate on June 17, 2013 at 8:18am

I went to kidney dialysis with a friend for the last three months. His kidney is dying, not because of diabetes, but it is dying none the less and he is waiting for a transplant. Before I went with him, he gave me an inside clue that many of these people won't make it to their new kidney or for a couple of years to come. I was expecting morbid chat about death, or worse yet, no talking at all. BUT WAS I SURPRISED! There are six chairs in our dialysis room, and each was filled with a person who should be on tv late night as a stand up comic. The room was filled with people who laughed, make jokes about their treatment, "Well, at least I don't have ....." "I'm gonna be here all day, I can just feel my blood is not going to cooperate toay" These six people and their support person were cracking the room up, not always with jokes, but the POSITIVE way the approached their disease. One day we went and the man across the room had died of a heart attack that weekend previous. He was a sweet soul, and the talk was that his kidney didn't get him, they just hadn't figured out a way to put hearts on by-pass in his case. I agree diabetes is a life threatening disease, but if you focus on that, not on the FACT that you are doing something about it in your life, you will eventually fall into that trap of of the hardest things to get out of, IMHO. It is tough, it demands you pay attention to it more than a screaming 3 year old. Yet, there are up sides, one I thought of today, was I have cool diabetic jewelry...who else has a bracelet that has a big heart on it....with a "secret" compartment for notes to cute EMT's? I have met the most giving, caring, nicep people here, whom I never would have met otherwise. I have an education in an area where even my doc doesn't know much. I have had the opportunity to help newly, scared diabetics get started on the right path. My body at 60 is healthier than it has ever been even in my 20's. The support group that I belong to is filled with wonderful people, adults, teens, children and their parents....they will give you their last strip if you are in need. I am on a first name basis with most of the chefs/cooks in town so that I get my food the way I have to have it. "Telling it like it is" can be a good thing, but to only dwell on the tough part makes this life a lot longer than it needs to be. I agree with the "lighten up" part of this post...yes diabetes is NOT fun, no one asks for it, no want wants to pass it on, but if you go there when ever you think about your diabetes, you will live a depressing, sad life. I have my diabetes by the tail, and it is up to me to make sure that I continue to be in charge and grinning all the way.

Comment by shoshana27 on June 17, 2013 at 8:25am



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