Thursday, February 3, 2011

A life of action

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

Tired of the in-fighting of all the relatives out there? It's like one of those family reunions you HAVE to go to, but you end up wishing you could split as soon as they served dinner. You want out, so you can go and do fun things with people you love. 

That's how I feel about the JDRF interview (I actually liked it a lot) and the DOC, well mainly the CWD forum-on-fire thread that left us all feeling, well, is splintered a good word? I felt shellshocked and ashamed of it and separated from the DOC whom I love so much.

If I could, I would stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.  ~Bernard Berenson

I don't have time to waste, and neither my friend do you. Every hour is a gift, every day is a present (get it, that's why they call it the present, cause it's a present - hee hee hee) What a waste to spend our time fighting, when that energy can be put out into the universe in much more constructive ways. Cure - yes. Technology - yes. PWDs in the JDRF - yes, yes and yes. Let's have it all folks.

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
Emile Zola 

I came to see my child with diabetes thrive. I came to make connections. I came to feel not so alone. I came to find others who can row the boat for me when I am so very tired. I came to help others row when they got tired. I came to find out how to live with diabetes in the family and not have it be the center of the universe. I came to live this one wild and precious life.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts 

Change is hard for us all, but it's OK. Jump in the pool. Join the revolution. Make the best of out of the situation cause we only get one go around on this big blue marble. Join the dance baby. Change is a comin' and let's get onboard.


Alexis Nicole said...

Preach sista preach!! I love all the quotes in between. Amazing!

PS: edited version didnt post. Grace and you are most definitely on line with us :) love u!

Unknown said...


GREAT JOB :) Fabulous, fantastic, love it!!!!!

Keep on keepin' on, SISTAH!

LaLa said...

Join the dance baby!! I love it.
Great post - as always!

I stayed away - way far away - thank goodness!!

Love ya!

Unknown said...

I'll boogie with you ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Penny!

Loved this post. It is how I feel too.

Amy@Diapeepees said...

thanks for your good att and hopefulness!

Donna said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

I stayed away from the fray.... I didnt want to see what was going down because just the glimpse that I got hurt my heart.

I LOVE your wise words here, Penny!!!

Amy said...

Penny . . . . . this is a ROCKSTAR of a post! I Love, lOve, loVe. lovE a well placed quote and you went and did it 4 times! Woo-to-the-Hoo!

And this one: "If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud." Emile Zola

Quite possibly a new favorite. Thanks! I might just post it to FaceBook as a stand alone statement. :)

Hallie Addington said...

Amen, sister! I couldnt have said it better myself. I was thinking the same thing- we don't have time for this. We don't have the time or energy to waste on name calling or negativity. As Jeff Hitchcock said, "we are not the enemy. Diabetes is the enemy". I'm ready. Change is comin and I'm gonna run into it full force!

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