One Person...extends towards many!

By TsalagiLenape Latest Reply 2012-01-02 12:02:52 -0600
Started 2011-09-16 07:58:40 -0500

It only take one person to start something. I.E. a discussion and etc. Yet that one person can help others while helping themselves along the way. However, it becomes that one person's responsibility to help others. So far on here, the out reach from others towards my posts in discussions and etc have shown me many things. One, perhaps there are others who are in similar situation and afraid to voice their inner heart and heart breaks. Two, that many have accomplished many things but maybe not the one. Three, that there are those on here who lived thru the same situation(s) and now have the power to help another. Four, to give freely of love, friendship and prayers. Yet the best of all, I have a new family! Those who understand what I am going thru yet willing to make a difference in others lives. To empower, educate and lighten the load. To share of themselves regardless of whatever. This is why I keep coming back. Why I am sharing this website, the help, the love and friendships with others. For it takes one person but then it extends outward like a pebble tossed in the pond. The ripples can be felt many times over. Helps bring others closer. As well as helps those who are afraid to voice whatever is in their hearts. So dont be afraid. To ask for help. To voice your inner hearts pain and situation(s). Then to turn around and share their love help and friendships you have received to others. Thus you give back. So thank you, wanishi, wado to all of you on here. Know that you are impacting lives, not just your own. I get so excited to come here to see what responses and etc is awaiting. THus we have become a family where once we were strangers. Hugs to all Much Love Blessings on you and your families! I am now more enriched and empowered today thanks to all of you! Hugs again

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Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-01 20:09:39 -0600 Report

TL thank you so much for this. You are so right I get excited to come back and to try to catch up. This is a place where I actually belong and can relate to the lows, highs, A1c, etc. Most of all you are so right this is a place where you can share your pain and yet at the same time your accomplishments. May the New Year bring strength and continued support to this website and all the D family!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-01 18:47:21 -0600 Report

So well said. I to am happy to have found this site and made new friends who can relate to the diabetes merry-go-round. Looking forward to more of your writings, thank you.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2012-01-01 15:46:34 -0600 Report

Dear TL: Your story truely touched my heart, espically today when it's the 1st day of a New Year. You've inspired me and opened my eyes as well, I thank you for that. Happy New Years to you may you find New Peace, New Horizons, and New Promises in this up comming year. Keep up with the discussions…Hugs to you, Valentine Lady

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-01 21:50:46 -0600 Report

You are most quite welcomed Valentine Lady! That is the reason for the post. To help others realize its not hopeless and that is others who understand and may have ideas and etc to help whoever thru whatever. Hugs Happy New Year!

SaraO 2012-01-01 15:29:45 -0600 Report

What you have just described is exactly what I'm sure I need. I hate feeling like a freak, and oh poor me with my stupid diabetes. I don't want people feeling sorry for me, so I try to keep it to myself. But I need to know that I'm not the only one. I need to feel at home and ok about telling about my problems. I want to help others. I want to support as much as be supported, that is a beautiful thing. I am so glad I found this page today, and I look forward to the kind of family that you mentioned. Peace and Love to you!

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-01 21:53:29 -0600 Report

You have started it with your response to my post. Now if others get uncomfortable oh well they can get over it. You just do what you feel is right. Oh yeah most of my friends are freaks and weird like me LOL Use that to empower you, not hinder you. You are part of that family now so no worries Hugs

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-01 18:23:29 -0600 Report

You should never feel like a freak! Take control of it and not the other way around:) If you have a set back, then you just learned how to handle it if it happens again. It is a learning process and you need people to help support you. So, don't feel like it is something shameful that needs to be locked up. I have found that how you approach diabetes sets the pace for those around me. If someone has a negative attitude, then educate them or distance yourself. I know you will get what you need here either way and then it is up to you to use the info:) Welcome.

Young1s 2012-01-01 12:06:36 -0600 Report

What a beautiful post TL. I just had to say again, that think you've captured how many of us feel about the DC family. I, too, come here looking for support and knowledge. But if I can help to effect a change in someone else's life in the process, then all the better. I hope you have a wonderful 2012 full of love, hope, support, strength, and peace.

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-01 09:29:45 -0600 Report

Wow! Thank you pixsidust for letting me know about this. Thank you to DC Family and Staff who made this the Featured Discussion. I do my best to stay upbeat and positive. Trust me when I say its harder some days than others. Yet what I posted above is the truth. If we all do this can you imagine what is possible. So I leave you all with this: Happy New Year! May you find the strength to carry your load; the love will sustain you during your hard times; that the Hope you have will expand to more than you need. This I wish for all of you for this New Year upon us. Hugs

berrykins0 2012-01-01 08:35:18 -0600 Report

you the most neatest discussions like a person that writes books another words your exellent at it , i like to read what you right on here.write things like how life is and how things happen in life. always intrested what you write for your discussions. take care keep the wonderful discussion coming.

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-01 09:22:05 -0600 Report

Thank you most kindly! I believe another person who struggles with writing or putting their thoughts or whatnot down is maybe reluctant to do so. Thus if I can help in any way shape or form that is what I will do for them and myself. This way we all get help. Reality TV shows is a joke but not when its put out where others can relate nod with understanding post with compassion or maybe just to help them know that someone else out there isnt afraid to say what is what. Take care Happy New Year's To one and all! Hugs

nzingha 2011-11-12 06:06:38 -0600 Report

this site has helped me a lot tho sometimes i wonder if i say too much, jump into 2 many conversations…maybe too much for some!

GabbyPA 2011-11-12 07:59:49 -0600 Report

Never....never too much. As long as it is helpful, it is welcome.

jayabee52 2012-01-02 00:53:19 -0600 Report

and sometimes someone never knows what will be helpful to some one else. Things I have written have helped some even though when I wrote it I was just getting something off my chest.

TsalagiLenape 2012-01-02 12:02:52 -0600 Report

Agreed with you James.You never know what may be the key to another just because it doesnt work for you doesnt mean it wouldnt for someone else. Hugs

Young1s 2011-11-12 01:21:50 -0600 Report

That touched me. I have felt the same way since day one but couldn't find the words to express. Thank you for finding them for us all. God Bless You.

pixsidust 2011-11-12 00:19:17 -0600 Report

Be strong as the cold winds
come from the north as you take the white road
in the winter of this season of your life
Old things will pass
and some things die away
before the red road lays before you again
You will travel a long ways
in the space of a small time
A brave warrior, strong in cold winds…

Hoka hey
wanishi, wado

margokittycat 2011-09-16 17:17:38 -0500 Report

Very well said. I must agree the day I found this site it made a huge difference in my life. I Love You all. God Bless and Be Safe.

grandmaducky 2011-09-16 17:03:12 -0500 Report

thank you you enrich my life i feel me our family too hugs to you

TsalagiLenape 2011-09-17 07:12:22 -0500 Report

Grandmaducky LOL repeated yourself twice means you really do like this! Hugs sweetness. Enriching others lives is part of the overall plan I believe Creator (God) has meant all along. Thus we are doing it. Which means we become a new family! Hugs

GabbyPA 2011-09-16 13:35:01 -0500 Report

This is beautifully put. It is what kept me coming here when I had no direction. It is what gave me my voice. It is what helped me gain confidence in facing not only diabetes, but the people around me who don't really get it.

We are so glad to have you here and this just hits home. Thanks!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-16 10:07:05 -0500 Report

Thank you so much for sharing with us today. I have been keeping an eye on your original post to see how you are doing. I guess I could have sent you a private message to ask. I am glad that you feel the support that this site was designed for. Sorry short on time here.
God bless you always,

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