Thursday Thoughts

The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.

–Albert Schweitzer

Diabetes Blog Week Day 4 – Mantras and More

Today we are getting back to the positive with our topic Mantras and More. Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets you through a hard day? Or, more specifically, a hard diabetes day? Something positive you tell yourself, or mantras, or what you fall back on to get you through. Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this topic.)

I have to think positively about diabetes. It isn’t always easy, and for a long time I didn’t. I don’t really have a go-to or fall back, it’s just been changing my thought patterns and views on living with diabetes. Being controlling and focusing on all the hiccups that come with living with this disease, did far more harm to my physical and mental health, than I thought. Once I relinquished that need to control, and just accept the tough times, things drastically improved.

It is what it is, it won’t go away, so I’ve accepted it 🙂

Thursday Thoughts

Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.

–Marianne Williamson, author, lecturer, and founder of The Peace Alliance

Thursday Thoughts

Whatever you are gifted with, there are opportunities out there. Just find them and seize them.

–Kathy Ireland

I sometimes feel like I was “gifted” with type 1 diabetes, and there have been so many opportunities presented to me as a result, that I’ve tried my best to seize. It definitely isn’t always easy, but there is a small part of me that thinks I was meant to have the disease.

Thursday Thoughts

Progress lies in the direction we haven’t been.

–Gloria Steinem, political activist, writer, and editor

I love this quote. I think the only way that we improve as individuals, is to force ourselves to step outside of the norm or box (or bowl), even if it goes against the “grain.” I’ve found from experience when I put myself in an uncomfortable situation, is when I learn and grow most.