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.