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Ada, this is exactly the philosophy I try to live by. There are those moments when life seems so wretched and all of your choices impossible. But if you can take a moment to breath deep, pet your puppy or kitty, look at the beautiful rain drops cascading in puddles, life seems sublimely worth it.

Then again, other days I know this but it's impossible to implement...

I've dealt with what I consider to be more than my fair share of non-diabetes medical stuff. Sometimes every new "insult" makes me feel that my body is failing me all over again.

With that burden, lightening up is both good, and really really hard. I'm thinking of you.


I tend to be like that too... I'm a pretty emotional person. I also tend to be pretty sensitive to different things and take things a bit too seriously as well. There's definitely times where I shouldn't let things affect me as much as they do, but at the same time that's just me being me.

Diabetes is something that plays a very prominent role in my life and there are times where I think about how unfair it is that I have to have this disease. Yeah, i've been known to throw my share of pity parties, I'm afraid to say...

But saying that, I think it's okay to have these moments (within reason). Dealing with this disease is no easy thing. It's with us 24/7. And It's extremely difficult, b/c it affects every minute of our day and influences how we feel on every level. So I think it's ok that we acknowledge that and even let ourselves have those low times... I think being sad, upset, angry are normal emotions. And I know, personally speaking, that when I allow myself to really let go- I usually feel better. I don't think it's healthy to keep those feelings and emotions inside too much.

It sucks that life can be sucky at times (and having this disease as well), but that is something we just have to learn to accept. I think it is important to learn to lighten up about things, like you have posted, when we can, but also learn that expressing our emotions and accepting them is ok too.

Great post.

I really appreciated the point you made about recognizing that there really wasn't anything you could actually DO about that one thing - and recognizing that it was really eating up an unfair amount of "mental resources" - and actively choosing to enjoy your morning.

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