Do you believe in this...?

By S.H Latest Reply 2013-07-11 15:41:32 -0500
Started 2013-05-26 08:02:26 -0500

I think if people were happy they would have a good life without thinking about diseases.
Your life is related to what you think about it.So try to reach what you want and never think of your diabetes in a hopeless way.Thinking in this way won't let you live happy.A good life is a happy life.
Don't let anything cause on your life to be unhappy.

10 replies

Fefe12 2013-05-29 02:56:14 -0500 Report

We are so much more than our disease. Life can throw you many curve balls, this is just one of them. On a scale of one to ten I would much rather have this illness then a lot of others. I have teenagers so stress is alive and well in my house. But I excercise and take good care of myself. I believe im the healthiest Ive ever been. I feel great. A big part of that is my attitude. I dont have the time to dwell on this illness. My life is busy and full. I have my faith and dont believe in being hopeless. Happy is waking up another day, listening to my grandkids in the backseat of the car (they are so funny!) watching my daughter dance and holding hands with my husband. Being happy is a good thing. Will it cure you, NO. Will it change your disease, NO. But when you look back at the end of the day wouldnt you rather have been happy then pissed off.

teacherspet 2013-05-28 19:23:35 -0500 Report

I believe that people who have a positive outlook on life, when faced with a disease like diabetes do much better, because they don't let the disease define them. Diabetes doesn't have to be hopeless,unless you make it that way…you have the poser to choose to let it define you or let you define how you will work with yourself to make it better.

Stuart1966 2013-05-27 22:05:04 -0500 Report

Rainbows and sunshine will not cure what we have! A smile and sunny thoughts will not cure a single complication which occur regardless of our zeal and hyper vigilance. Happy is an emotion with an opposite. FAR prefer contentment to happiness. if I can attain contentment… -shrug-

bbchen68 2013-05-29 06:25:31 -0500 Report

Thank you, Stuart1966! We always hear from folks who are thinking positively and feeling good and chalking up their good health to themselves and their attitude. But it just doesn't cute illness and I felt that post was guilt provoking. When the **** hits the fan, no one enjoys a disease…

Stuart1966 2013-05-29 21:02:52 -0500 Report

-Massive Shrug-

My hope is never to find happiness, or pleasure. If I can learn contentment that is very different creature. Dispassion , a far better route in my view. If we can set them aside; happy, sad, fright, etc. I contend we are far, far better off? Merely my opinion, I could surely be mistaken (sic. and often am, but only when AWAKE -LOL-).

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-26 20:44:20 -0500 Report

What a wonderful post. I totally agree with you. I am T2 and diabetes is not my main focus in life. You life is what you make it based on choices you make. If you choose to dwell in forgiveness, drama, anger and are drawn to drama and negativity and over time you become miserable and depressed, you made the choice.

If you have a lot of stress, are always depressed or are a constant complainer, you made the choice to not work on the stress, free yourself from depression and to complain. Getting rid of stress and depression isn't easy. It requires hard work and drastic changes. Complainers get nowhere in life because all complaining does is drive people away and over time, no one cares. It is easier to complain than to take action. Sooner or later you will realize that your complaining has gotten you nowhere. You have to stand for something or you will begin to fall for anything.

Sometimes friends and family can be your worse enemy. Family is always going to be your family and if you know how they are you have to learn to deal with it or ignore it. True friends will stick with you through thick and thin. Arguing often is a waste of time because both sides are determined to win. Learn to compromise. The person who makes an ultimatum is going to lose instantly.

Do not turn family and friends into your crutch or go to people. Learn to stand on your own. Over time, family and friends will come to resent you because you depend on them for every little thing.

True happiness and peace comes from within. Never depend on anyone to make you happy. Learn to give and take. Sometimes paying it forward can be the happiest moment in your life because the receiver isn't expecting it. Sometimes when you least expect it, good things will come to you. I always Anticipate Miracles.

jenaluv 2013-05-26 20:22:23 -0500 Report

I do believe in this but I admit it is hard sometimes. I think its because I'm not the diabetic one of my 7 yr old twins is T1. Our lives have changed so much over the last year that sometimes its overwhelming. We are all healthier and we have fun trying new things. Love life.