Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I've learned - DBlog Week

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According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. 
~Deepak Chopra 

What I've learned during this Diabetes Blog Week...

* We are quite a bunch of PWDs, CWDs, caretakers, mamas, papas and others, all touched by diabetes and all doing it differently. But we are all here, doing the D day after day. I am amazed and awed by all of you.

* When I am feeling down about Grace having diabetes, I think of all of you out there, standing in hallways in the middle of the night waiting for a low to rise, changing pump sites, bolusing highs with no end in sight, and counting and measuring food. And believe it or not, it gets me through. Time after time.

* We have the best kids on the planet. D kids are the cutest and the most courageous, hands down.

* We all having funny moments that leave me laughing and give humor to such a dark disease at times.

* We have the best support network on this www. Honest, we do.

* We are each different in our care of our kiddos, but it doesn't mean that one does it 'better' than the other. I have something to learn from each of you out there about how I can do it better, for myself and for Grace. Thank you for that.

* We collectively, could move mountains. We ought to try some day.

* We have a wonderful voice together. I'll bet if we all got together in a choir we would rock.

* We honestly love and like each other. I do DOC, I love you. I like you too, I really really like you.

* We will all get through this, together.




In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer



13 comments:

Leighann said...

Love that top quote! So perfect for today's post.

I like that you appreciate that though we may have differences in our approaches or methodologies that there is still something to learn from each person.

I enjoyed your posts this week!

Reyna said...

I don't think todays posts could possibly be expressed better. I am thankful for the DOC. I DO LOVE you PENNY. You are a true friend through and through. D' Mama or not...I think we would be friends either way...that is how we roll. xoxo

Steve said...

Moving mountains... nothing says it better.

Vivian said...

Hey yes, we could cut an album of the rock star choir and use the money to fund moving that mountain. That would be brilliant. ;)

Heidi / D-Tales said...

I like the quotes.

We WILL all get through this together. I'm so grateful for the advent of the internet and the DOC that followed.

The DL said...

This is so true! I am going to think about everyone else dealing with the same thing as I am at the exact same time now. The DOC is so great and powerful!

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Here's to all of the amazing bloggers who rekindle my inner spirit on a daily basis!!

Christy of My 2 Sweet Babies said...

Penny, I love your quotes. I like to find great quotes too and I should use them more in my blog writing. I too feel a deep connection with the DOC even if my children's D is just a little different from most. I love reading eveyone's blogs and pray every day for a cure for your kiddos and for mine too.

Alexis Nicole said...

Beautiful. Perfectly stated as usual. So grateful for you my friend.

You help me get through too. I cant imagine living this D life without you all!

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

Bravo - you said it perfectly.

monkeyschool said...

Great list...love the quotes. It's been an amazing week...and I am glad I have many more entries to catch up on :-)

jo said...

a fruitful journey. keep it on!

Jane K said...

Thanks for sharing the Chopra quote - it is very meaningful in living an enlightened life with diabetes! And it is possible!