Don't Be A Grinch!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Last year, I wrote a post about the GRINCH... and linked to this awesome story about what would happen if our favorite green holiday villain had diabetes!  It's really a must- read!  So click HERE to read it! 


And speaking of being a Grinch.... 

One of the best things that Diabetes has taught me is a higher level of compassion that I previously had.  Diabetes is a constant reminder that, as Meri so eloquently put it in THIS POST (and totally click - it's a great read!), everyone has their thing.  Diabetes has helped me learn that my way is not always the ONLY way. 

In the past few days, there have been some great posts out there about this.  About embracing our differences.  About not judging others - and realizing that what you read online is only a snippet of the author's life.  About being supportive and building others up instead of being harsh and critical and tearing them down.  So I encourage you to take a minute and check out these posts....

Of the Web, Diabetes and Perfection:  Your Diabetes May Vary (Bennet Dunlap)

Don't Need the DOC:  The Diabetic's Corner Booth (Mike Hoskins) 

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain - Or The Anonymous Blogger Behind The Hurtful Post:  Diabetesaliciousness (Kelly Kunik)


I know I get a little "kumbaya" about the DOC at times.  It's just that I see that good so clearly...  I see the support and the unconditional love and acceptance...  I see the a community working together for a common purpose.  I know need I need that in my life.  And I most certainly want a community like that for Sweets when she's ready for it. 

So I don't like it much when someone chooses to get all "grinchy".  Because the bottom line is this...  I may not agree with you and you may not agree with me all the time.  But WE are not the enemy.  We are not fighting one another.  We are fighting diabetes.  And that should forever be our focus. 



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4 comments:

  1. You are right! We are just to support each other. ; ) Good grief, diabetes is the enemy!

    There are soo many great writers out there-I love that there is such a variety every day. I skip the newspaper and just read about us. So much more fun! : ) heehee
    At least the Grinch's heart grew three sizes on Christmas-we all have room for growth! : )

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  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Hallie! As you might imagine, I concur with what you've got in the post. And I'll do whatever's in my power to prevent that grinch from finding and coming after the Sweetpeas and others in our community, and maybe I might even get the chance to help them grow a heart. Thanks for writing this.

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  3. I agree 127% times infinity! the post was not only disguting - it was absolutely uncalled for and like the rest of the DOC, I won't stand for it!!
    Also, thanks for the shout-out my friend, and give Miss Sweetpea a huge hug and kiss from me! Same goes for her wonderful parents!
    Kelly Kunik

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  4. Amen! And Kumbaya all over the place!

    I love me some DOC. It keeps my heart beating at times...it is nothing to be made fun of!

    Hugs!

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