Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Trying...

It's year 30 of my diabetes and I'm still here. Trying...

 ...to be healthier...

 ...to eat better (like this perfect concoction)...

 ...to snack better (manna from heaven, it's only 15g carb per serving)...

...to identify myself more clearly (rocking an old school ID)...

Because I want to be here to mark year 40. And 50. And 60. And maybe, just maybe, get that Joslin 75-year medal. And I try to remember these words when a string of 250+ mg/dL numbers leaps from my meter, or when I'm shaking from a low...

“All I can say is just try to pay attention. You can’t do everything right, or I couldn’t,” she said. “But it’s a winning battle; it’s not a losing battle. Because each day, I find, when you go to bed and you lay there and you think ‘well, what did I do wrong today?’ and I think ‘well, you did something right because you’re still here.’” ~ Barbara Wagler

6 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

You know you are one of my favorite people ever, right?

I love that quote.

Carey said...

Way to go, Kathy!

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Right back at ya brother :-) Thanks!

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Thanks so much!

Karen said...

Great great lesson here!!!! I find I usually focus more on what I did wrong rather than what I did right. And yes, we are still here and fighting, so we must be doing plenty right!

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

Thanks Karen :)