Stop The Hurt, Start Loving Yourself Today !

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-09-15 00:00:49 -0500
Started 2010-09-04 18:47:33 -0500

Only you know what it's like being a diabetic.

Only you can stop the pain.

Only you can start the healing process within yourself.

When will you start loving you?

When you do what needs to be done, you inspire and empower others to do the same.
Leading by example makes you a living testament to what can happen when you are proactive in your very own life, whether it's dealing with diabetes or another chronic illness.

Looking in the mirror at yourself, can you honestly say that you love yourself?

~Mays~


22 replies

Nancy7
Nancy7 2010-09-06 13:08:05 -0500 Report

Interesting that I should come across this discussion today when I am asking myself why I can't care about myself enough to do the things I need to do to get healthy.

angelalock
angelalock 2010-09-08 10:47:39 -0500 Report

we're all here to support you, nancy!!! whether you need advice, a big strong shoulder, or just a virtual hug.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 13:54:56 -0500 Report

Remember, your health is in your hands, and your control until you neglect it enough that it must be placed into the hands and care of someone else.

"Your path, your journey, and your destination in life are controlled by you."

~Mays~

angelalock
angelalock 2010-09-06 12:17:17 -0500 Report

great topic, mays. something to make us all stop and take stock in our lives and ask ourselves 'do i REALLY love me?'. for most of my life that question was always answered with a resounding NO. 'what have i ever done for anyone?' 'why would anyone want to be with someone with so many medical issues and handicaps?' 'don't my kids deserve a parent who's able to be more active?'…and on it goes. but over the last few years, i've realized i AM a worthy person. i always help others in any way i can. just because i can't do as much as another person may be able to do does not make me a bad person. my girls may not have a mother who can take them on long, hard hikes or other physically taxing adventures, but i DO take them on slow, rambling walks through many of nature's glories, we enjoy picnics and just jumping in the car and going where the road may take us and i always have 'time' for them. slowly i have begun to love myself for who i am. and lo and behold, after that change in my perspective, i found the love of a man who loves me back and doesn't see just the handicaps, but who i really am. life is so much better now that i can say 'i'm on my way'.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 14:04:57 -0500 Report

You must love yourself before you can love anyone else, once you do so, love is attracted to love (meaning you).
Light (love) will always overpower darkness (discontent) if given a chance to, nature has always calmed the hearts and souls of humans, something as simple getting caught in the rain with the one you love, brings joy and laughter, resulting in a memory to be shared forever.

Make as many memories as you can, shared thoughts and memories are simply beautiful when love is involved.

~Mays~

sisson
sisson 2010-09-06 03:38:43 -0500 Report

Thank you for sending this to me because I am one that really needs to start loving myself. I can tell so many other other the wright things to do for themselves but I can't do it for myself and it makes me so mad. I guess because I'm so tired of pokeing my fingers and takeing all kinds of meds you can only take so many. And the doctors look at you if you are crazy.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 13:49:42 -0500 Report

Start loving yourself by changing your attitude towards life and yourself.
A positive outlook will always override a negative one, one a cloudy day, the sun still shines above the clouds, yet we concentrate on the clouds and the possibility of rain!

Shine on yourself!

~Mays~

bicker68
bicker68 2010-09-15 00:00:49 -0500 Report

It took me a while to change, but am so happy now. And you have to start with Loving yourself and the rest falls into place…

petals
petals 2010-09-05 00:07:28 -0500 Report

Well said Mays. I need more work in this area of loving myself. And I am the only one who can work on it. I have been praying to God, to see myself as He sees me. I am working on it.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-05 06:47:14 -0500 Report

Continue to work on you until you are comfortable, and complete.
Inside of each and every one of us, is a new us, we just have to let it out!

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-09-04 19:22:50 -0500 Report

I firmly believe that people cannot work on the outside until they have started working on the inside. Your discussion is one about motivation and that starts from inside of oneself. It would be wonderful to just wish diabetes away but the reality is that control is something we need to work towards and aim for. It can be done but it won't be started until each of us accept ourselves, our strengths and weaknesses, and become role models for others. Getting our lives (and numbers and/or weight) under control is not an overnight thing. It starts today and goes on, accepting both the good and bad. Dealing with diabetes requires motivation, education and inspiration. For everything else, there's MasterGOD.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-04 22:34:32 -0500 Report

Very well said Ray.
Where can a person get an application for a MasterGod Card?

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-06 09:47:04 -0500 Report

All you have to do is call out God name, surrender all to Him. Let Him have control of your life your home your daily activities. Once you have welcomed Him in then you are set for live. There is no application all you need to do is start a conversation w/God. No one can ever take your MasterGod card from you I repeat you will be set for life. You are highly favored in the name of Jesus. There is work that you will have to do but it is so rewarding. Read God's word (Bible) study God's word (Bible) live God's word (Bible). Be willing to listen to God ask Him to let you only hear from Him ask Him for wisdom discernment so you will be able to ward off your enemies. Talk to God let Him know your heart desires let Him know what you really need help w/just have a conversation w/God. He already know all these things but He wants us to confess to Him cry out to Him, and know that He is God our provider our Savior our healer our King. I know you didn't ask for all this but when I start talking about God my healer the One who has kept me here thru all that I have been through I get carried away, I can't stop counting my blessing not from the time I wake up to when it's time to retire for the nite.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 10:14:26 -0500 Report

Mama Dee,
My comment was just a play on the humorous content of Ray.
I am a very religious individual, and I am (and will always be) tolerant of everyones religious belief (or non belief), without going into details of such, I have spent years in seminary school but left prior to being placed in my assigned parish because I decided that I wanted to be married and have children, of which I was blessed with four very wonderful sons.

I appreciate the guidance being given by you on the subject, please continue to do such to help draw others closer to God religiously, especially if it will bring them peace and comfort in their lives.

~Mays~

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-06 18:28:36 -0500 Report

Happy day,
I didn't mean to say that you were not a believer. I saw the question & just called myself answering it not trying to make anyone believe what I believe everyone has choices. I apology I will make sure that I read all comments before commenting.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 19:09:40 -0500 Report

Mama Dee, There is no need for an apology or any corrective action to be taken when reading and responding to discussions.
I love what you do, your way of doing it, and when you respond to discussions, much more help such as yours is needed and appreciated both here on this site, and in this world.

I take no offensive action to words, it's our way of communicating as humans.

Please continue doing what you are doing, helping others to get closer to God, and themselves.
We are one big family here, and in the sight of God, the apology being given comes from me to you, I am sorry if I have offended you in any way.

~Mays~

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-06 20:29:19 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Not offended just more aware of knowing when to & when not speak. Apology accepted but was not needed. Lesson learned thanks. Stay blessed.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-06 22:12:33 -0500 Report

Mama Dee, please do not change, you bring a great deal of warmth and joy to this family!

~Mays~

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-04 19:21:13 -0500 Report

HOOP Hallelujah Only Original Praise. This is very true, no one besides Jesus should love you more than you. Peace.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

MAYS
MAYS 2010-09-04 22:32:25 -0500 Report

Movement in life, should always be forward movement!
That is the greatest measurement of success.

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