Today is the first day of Diabetes Blog Week, and the topic of the day is all about expressions of admiration. As I interpret the prompt, we are to pick a person, blog, group, etc… of a different type of diabetes and talk about why they inspire us, why we admire them, etc. So, here goes…
As I prepared to respond to today’s prompt, I spent a great deal of time reflecting upon the impact that reading the blogs of so many amazing individuals had on my life in the early days of my diagnosis. And I came to the conclusion that no single blog or individual was more deserving of admiration than the others.
I believe the words of Maya Angelou sum it up best:
“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
Simply put, I admire each and everyone of you just the same. Every person and every blog, no matter the type, background, etc… is part of my life with diabetes, and my life is much richer as a result.
If I were to express admiration for any one set of things that every blogger has in common it would be for the strength and courage each person displays in opening their hearts and sharing his or her experiences in living with diabetes. It takes great strength and courage to open up and share things that may be perceived as a weakness in this world that is all too often uncaring and cruel.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t thank you all for inspiring me to do the same. If it weren’t for the inspiration I gained from reading the experiences of fellow PWD’s, My Diabetic Heart wouldn’t exist.
Lots of Love, my friends!