I swore to myself, I was not going to take the easy way out and use one of the “outs” Karen gives us. That I was going to follow through on each of the suggested topics no matter how much they drove me wild or made my imagination hurt. Today is one of those days. Today’s topic: Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this topic.)
Meri, I love you, however just realize I am going to chicken butt you at all costs either today or if I fail another day sometime soon.
Honestly, when those days happen and they do happen. I know where I can go. I don’t have a mantra. Yes I have my awesome YCDT bracelet or something else to see me through the stress or frustration. However, there are those days, where that truly is not enough. And honestly, did we not see that plug coming?!?
The things that get me through the junk, the crap, and everything else in between are my friends. Those people who understand and can let me vent. My friend Jeanette is the best at this. She gets it. So too are some of my other friends. Kim, Jess, Sara, Tina, etc…. They all listen and help where they can. Ultimately though it is the listening that helps. To have that outlet in which I can vent without fear of misunderstanding.
Sadly no pictures of these awesome people. I used them all up. I haven’t seen some of them in so long, that they are just repeats. Plus Sara keeps asking what picture of here I am going to post today, since she managed to make all of my other posts already.
Honestly though there is a reason for this picture. Here is one of my stress releases, seeing something like this and thinking about my friends or just saying damn the torpedo’s give me all the Reese’s. Whatever, I don’t care.
I have my moments of angst and anger. However, the best solution is to not let it bother me. I have my own phrase, however now when I say it I think of something else. I don’t let the things bother me. I let it go. Instead you hear this story and this song and well it makes me realize it’s all good.