I’m going to be honest… I had a bad day yesterday. Well, not the whole day. But part of it really sucked. I don’t want to go into why, because there’s a very selfish reason for it and it’s not worth talking about.
But I was feeling bad, and I checked on this site for the first time in almost 24 hours, and I saw the nicest comment… the kind that really makes you feel good no matter what else is happening in your life. I mean, my attitude changed almost immediately.
Later, I talked to my older sister on the phone. Did I mention that I’m one of six children? We’re just like the Bradys– three boys, three girls, without the craziness and rehab and made-for-TV movies. I’m number 3 in the line. Anyway, my siblings and I don’t talk all the time, but that’s not because we don’t like each other. We’re all just too busy, or we forget to call, etc.
So my sister wanted to get my e-mail to send me some information I was looking for. I gave her my regular home e-mail address, but I told her that if she ever lost it, she could always reach me at the blog e-mail address. Then she said this:
“Yeah, the blog. Love the blog. And I think what you’re doing with the d-athletes and the medals is great”.
She also mentioned that she has a friend at work with diabetes, and she told this person about the blog, and they both read it now. No one has ever relayed a story like that to me before. It was another instant pick-me-up that I really needed.
As a result, I’ve almost forgotten about my disappointment from yesterday. Almost. Instead, I’ve remembered how important it is to tell my story, and help where I can, and make it all about support and encouragement and what we can do, and not about me and how crummy my day was. I hope you can remember that too during the holidays, and I hope you can remind me if I don’t remember.
Enjoy your weekend. And trust me… your voice, your participation is important. Someone needs to hear what you have to say. And even though I’m terrified of creating some stupid cycle of dependency, I have to admit that sometimes, I need to hear what you have to say too.