This article really piqued my interest, how could it not? I thought, "How on Earth could someone possibly think that Diabetes is a blessing?" I tend to agree with the author of this article, I don't consider it a blessing. Some of the things, experiences and people I've met along the way, I would consider a blessing, but not the disease itself.
If I did not have diabetes, would I have met these people anyway? Would I have had some of the experiences I've had? Would I not have learned how to eat a healthy, balanced diet? I would like to think I would have, but honestly, I probably would not. I still don't consider the disease a blessing. I consider the "side effects" if you want to call them that, a blessing. I have met some really great people and have had some really terrific experiences, but, I've also met some not so nice people and have had some really horrible experiences. It may not be balanced, but it's my life.
I am sure that if I did not have diabetes, I would have had some experiences and met some people that I would feel blessed to have had/met and that I would not have needed a disease to have done so. I feel that anyone who has a disability or disease, probably, feels the same way, that it is not a blessing but the "side effects" are.
What are your feelings on this issue? Do you feel it is a curse or a blessing? Did you read the comments that followed? What are your opinions on those comments?
The comments I read seemed to me to be saying the same thing I said, but they seemed to feel blessed to have the disease in order to get to those "side effects." With those comments, I'm left SMH (Shaking My Head).
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