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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude- I can see, touch, hear, taste and smell.

I'm grateful today to still have all my senses available to me.  This is a great video depicting how diabetes affects all our senses.  Diabetes truly does intrude on every facet of our lives, not just the food we eat or adding exercise to our daily routine.  There are so many complications that we face and are constantly reminded of.  Many of you know someone who has lost a foot, their vision, a kidney, liver function or have suffered a stroke or heart attack.  In fact, when I stop to think about it. . I am at least one degree connected to someone with each of these issues, all stemming from their diabetes. 

I'll admit, until July of this year, I knew so little about diabetes and its complications and now I wake up each day grateful to feel the earth beneath my feet, to see my Hubby's handsome face smiling at me, to taste my beloved bacon, to hear "I love you" spoken so often, to smell fresh brewed coffee and know that at least for today, I'm here to make a difference, to speak life, to share love.

I hope that this month of Diabetes Awareness is helping all of you, my friends and family, to understand the changes in our lives since this last summer.  I know I do go on. . .but, really. . I'm hoping that you can possibly take some of what I've shared with you to help you support others you may know with diabetes, if not give you the tools to get you through a diagnosis like this.  It's the biggest challenge we've ever faced and I don't know how I would've done it without the love and support of all of you, my diabetes online community and my medical team.

Have a great day!  Go taste, smell, feel, hear or see something incredible today!  Then, drop a comment to share it with the rest of us.


  1. The Bacon thing I am often thankful for! :)

    Thank you for your comment on my blog today. It had me choked up. I'll be praying for your daughter.

    p.s. I added your blog to my blogroll.

  2. Thanks George! We appreciate the prayers for her and her 82nd Airborne Troopers!

    I also appreciate being added to your blogroll, now I really feel like a rockstar!