To be perfectly honest, most days I feel like I totally suck at the whole diabetes thing. Especially lately. I can think of a laundry list of things at which I am terrible. I'm having a hard time coming up with something positive. But there is one thing that I know that I do really well.
I am good at encouraging others. I always have been. I'm more of a listener than a talker. I want to know what's going on in your life. What are you struggling with? How can I encourage you?
I like to take care of people; to make them feel better. Which has not gone unnoticed. Like when I was in college, and one year my roommates got me a Mother's Day card. Because they may or may not have called me mom. Ahem.
And a certain Scott may have been known to call me mom upon occasion. What? I like to check up on people, is that so wrong?
This desire to be a cheerleader, to be encouraging, has carried over into the DOC as I've gotten more involved. I don't comment as much as I'd like to, but please know that I do read blogs and tweets and pay attention. And that if I see someone having a hard time, I try to be encouraging.
|photo by Corey Kubber|
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So if you're having a hard time, know that I am here. That others are here. We're in your corner, cheering you on, even if you can't see it. You can do this. I know you can.
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