Today’s prompt asks us to “Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.”
I chose a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:
“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.”
This quote speaks volumes to me in terms of my health and I’m sure that most people who’ve accepted their Type 1 diagnosis (or the diagnosis of a loved one) can relate.
Type 1 diabetes is not something we, or anyone else, can change. It won’t simply go away, and no matter what we do we can’t reverse it.
It can be truly terrifying at times. Fully grasping and accepting the possibilities of related complications takes much more courage than most people probably realize.
Diabetes is something that we can work hard at – or hardly work at. But ultimately it IS something we need to give our best to, because THAT is the courageous thing to do. If we truly want to show courage in the face of a chronic illness, we need to fight back by doing all we can to keep ourselves healthy. While we each have our own individual goals, needs, and ways of doing things, our ultimate goal is the same: live a long and happy life with diabetes.