I get really tired of diabetics (and others dealing with chronic illnesses) complaining of not being able to live a normal life.
What is normal?
Well according to Webster …
nor·mal adjective \ˈnȯr-məl\
: usual or ordinary : not strange
: mentally and physically healthy
Okay I am certain that I am not living a normal, but does that make it abnormal?
Again from Mr Webster …
ab·nor·mal adjective \(ˌ)ab-ˈnȯr-məl, əb-\
: different from what is normal or average : unusual especially in a way that causes problems
Uh … I'm voting no on abnormal. Instead I am choosing to live an EXCEPTIONAL life.
Once more …
ex·cep·tion·al adjective \ik-ˈsep-shnəl, -shə-nəl\
: not usual : unusual or uncommon
: unusually good : much better than average
Not only is it accurate it is inspirational as well as aspirational.
As a stroke survivor and diabetic I am statistically 'unusual', and since adopting my health focused lifestyle I would certainly argue that I am much better than average in diet, exercise and overall health.
It's all a matter of perspective.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
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