Friday, March 12, 2010

The Whole D Chicken & The Egg Scenario

'Atlas never would have been able to carry the weight of the world if he'd stopped and thought about how heavy it was." Unknown

"It is no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." Winston Churchill

'Life ain't a track meet, NO it's a marathon~" Ice Cube

So I was on the phone yesterday evening talking with a friend and fellow PWD (person with Diabetes), when the following words came out of my mouth: People with diabetes are the strongest people I know, because we have no choice but to be strong- we HAVE to be strong in order to survive. Sometimes I wonder if it's the diabetes that makes us strong, or were we picked by some unseen diabetes force to be diagnosed with the "Big D" because of the strength we already possess? Dude, It's like the diabetes version of the whole 'Chicken or the egg scenario.' Well,at least their both low carb~

Now I absolutely believe that being a PWD makes us stronger people because of all the crap that's thrown our way and that strength is indeed a diabetes gift. But sometimes....I wonder about the whole D chicken and egg scenario - because I'm weird like that~

8 comments:

Katie said...

Amen, amen, AMEN! I agree. With 100, strong, percent of me. =)

Bennet said...

Yeah I get the people, the empathy, the humor and the strength bits - the whole gift thing.

What I want to know is where is the return line?

No I don't want to return any of the empathy, humor and certainly not the poeple. Just the finger sticks, insulin and insurance companies.

Scott K. Johnson said...

We are the strongest people I know. Period.

George said...

I agree. We are the strongest and I think you are one of the strongest of the strong. :)

Pam said...

I don't know which came first. All I know is I already see the strength emerging in my daugher. It's beautiful to watch.

Mike LeBlanc said...

I believe that we're all born with unlimited potential. People who achieve greatness know and take advantage of this. D "forces" you to tap into it, dig deep to develop this strength that otherwise would have simply remained forever buried.

Scott said...

It is like tempering a sword, the heat only makes it stronger

saramy said...

Only the strong survive.