I love this image of sky from ace jet 170, because it reminds me of so many helpful metaphors. The benefits of "looking up". The importance of "blue sky" thinking. The idea that it's normal for things to constantly change, like "clouds in the sky". These are all useful adages for me lately in terms of my diabetes. It's been a bit better over the last week, a little more reliable, though still wonky at times too. I'm really trying to take the long view where I can and ride the inevitable waves, rather than sweat each particular up or down. To be frank, it's actually helping. The one constant of my disease is that it ebbs and flows, easy some days, not so much on others. Focusing on the long view seems to be helping me be gentler on myself when it's not going so well. It's also helping me be smart when I want to tempt fate (think cookies or cake or pie here) after it's been good for a couple of days. So I'm encouraging myself to spend a little more time "looking up", focusing on the long view and celebrating the beauty of the sky. No harm in that if it makes things a bit better after all, right?