I am participating in the Second Annual Dblog Week started last year by Karen of the Bittersweet blog. Thank you Karen !
Today’s Prompt: Awesome Things.
Diabetes has taught me a lot about myself…a lot of good and a lot of bad. One of the good things was I learning what I’m actually capable of. I’ve never really been the type to pat myself on the back and I’ve always been the worst at taking a compliment. But becoming a diabetes advocate has made me a much better person. And I love what I have been able to do over the past 10 years for people in our community. I do it because I love it.
I am constantly reminded by people of how I have helped them and they’ll tell me about how strong I am. It still sounds weird and not right whenever I hear someone say that but it does mean a lot. Before diabetes I think you could have counted the number of people I helped on one hand. I’m not really sure why that was and I was certainly never into the non-profit and fund raising thing.
Now, my entire life pretty much revolves around it and I love it. I love it all: talking to people, hearing their stories and learning about what makes them tick. Sometimes their stories makes me sad, happy or mad. And that’s ok because I learn from them.
Over the past 10 years I’ve learned that people can be awesome, but I’ve also learned that so can I and there is nothing wrong with acknowledging your accomplishments.