A Birthday Gift To Myself .. !

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-10 07:35:37 -0600
Started 2010-02-09 11:03:07 -0600

I woke up today, not being enthused about today being my birthday because to me every day is special.
But after reading my " Happy Birthday Emails " from friends and family I decided to make and keep a promise to myself .. that promise is to step up and keep up my commitment to enjoying my life and part of that is constant improvement in managing my diabetes.

What about you ?

When, How and Why are you going to make and keep that promise to yourself .. ?

A simple commitment will bring a lifetime of happiness to you and your loved ones !

39 replies

MAYS 2010-02-10 07:35:37 -0600 Report


Thank You for the warm Birthday thoughts, cards, wishes, sayings and laughs.

I truly appreciate it and the support being shown here to everyone by everyone.

Please continue the support, goodwill, love and laughter that you have extended to me, to one another, family, friends and new members here on Diabetic Connect (DC).

May God bless each and everyone of you and keep you and your loved one's safe !

M.C. Mays Pulliam

BIRDY 2010-02-10 01:18:19 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Mays…
How young are you now?

MAYS 2010-02-10 02:00:16 -0600 Report

Thank You, Birdy !

I'm 30 years old, 40 years young with the mental toughness of a 20 years old (That makes me about 90) !

" Mays "

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 02:10:11 -0600 Report

I'm confused…I'm getting confused tonight and LOL it all starts with you Birdy :) …Nah! I get confused and don't understand stuff alot. I'm the person that's laughing at a joke but doesn't get it. But I have to blame someone, lol so I'm picking you!

So Mays, Did anyone offer you birthday cake?

MAYS 2010-02-10 07:24:38 -0600 Report

No cake, I'll just wait until the snow finishes, open the back door, sip some hot tea and enjoy the view !
Life is wonderful if you look at the wonders, and not for the wonders !
" Mays "

BIRDY 2010-02-10 02:27:06 -0600 Report

are you Highlander or what :)

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-09 23:36:39 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Mays!! You are blessed with another year, enjoy it, cherish it and live it to your best advantage. I'm not big on birthday nor commitments, but I will try this year…baby steps. You keep your positive attitude. I always love reading what you have to say; you have a deep, positive way of thinking and you don't seem to cut around the bush, which I love. :) Happy Birthday!

MAYS 2010-02-10 00:22:59 -0600 Report

Thank You for the kind words.
I have always lived by these words, which sometimes hurt," Accountability Eliminates Excuses " .
My attitude will always be a positive one, I enjoy enjoying every day, regardless of the weather, I don't worry about the things that I can't control, change what I can and put pressure on those who can change things.
So if you ever think that I'm being too hard on you it's because I believe in you and what you can do !

" Mays "

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 00:28:04 -0600 Report

I don't think you are being too hard, and even so, sometimes I need it. I can be stubborn and I have to have the words drilled in my head. "Accountability Eliminates Excuses", I like that. I am full of excuses, even if I am the excuse, for example, "I didn't care what happened to me, so I didn't bother taking control of my diabetes", I am taking accountability, however I am also using that as an excuse.
Thank you for being up front and honest in this group, I know I need that. And thank you for believing in us.
:) Danni

alanbossman 2010-02-09 22:16:31 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Mays and many more to come. God Bless

jayabee52 2010-02-09 21:29:18 -0600 Report

♫♪ Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear MAYS, Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫ And many more! ♫♪

Please check your DC email.

~James ( & Jem) ~

MAYS 2010-02-09 21:39:51 -0600 Report

James & Jeanne Baker,

Thank you both very much for the birthday wishes and the chipmunks singing birthday card, I loved it !
I wish the two of you many happy and joyous years together !
You must let me know the date of your birthdays !
" Mays "

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 21:00:49 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Mays! Keep your positive outlook up!

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 15:38:12 -0600 Report

Happy birthday Mays!
I'm trying to be good to myself for my family. None of them could handle it if something happened to me. So for them I try that much harder.

MAYS 2010-02-09 16:18:35 -0600 Report

Thank You Jeannie !
I really appreciate it !
You have many reasons to continue doing what's right.
Everyday when you see their faces smiling, that should inspire you to squeeze every bit of happiness out of life for both you and your loved ones !
" Mays "

10fluffy35 2010-02-09 13:12:08 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday. I am new on this web site.
You always have a lot of interesting comments
to share. All the people seem so nice like you.

Mantra 2010-02-09 11:15:02 -0600 Report

Happy Birthday Mays!! May God continue blessing your life with love, health and joy, and may you continue blessing others with love :)

I'm a bit lousy about making commitment to myself :-D

MAYS 2010-02-09 15:59:09 -0600 Report

Thank You, Mantra !
I really appreciate it !
Make that commitment, you can do it !

" Mays "