Friday, May 8, 2009

Little things make all the difference . . .

I've tried to be pretty honest about the slump I've been in lately.  (Okay, if I'm going to be completely honest, it's more of a depression than a slump.   But it is still hard not to slap on a smile and pretend to the outside world that everything is okay.)  So often, diabetes and depression seem to go hand in hand.  It's hard to manage a disease as demanding as this one without getting down about things every so often.  And the strain diabetes sometimes takes on me can sap any patience for things that might not bother me otherwise.

Yesterday was another really bad day - for me and also for my kitty.  She is still working through some health issues that are making her so miserable that she is, in turn, making me miserable.  But sometimes, if you look for all of the little bright spots in your life, they can add up to something really great.  And you realize things aren't as bad as you thought.

If you are me, bright spots come in the form of a terrific dinner with five fabulous Type 1 ladies.  The dark cloud is that I forget my camera, yet again.  But luckily, one of us was on the ball and you can see a picture (and read a great post) over at Six Until Me!

Another bright spot might be that my husband treated us to some really great cupcakes.  Cupcakes make everything better, right?

I might also count the return of the long absent sunshine as a bright spot.  In fact, a cat who isn't feeling well might also be thrilled to have a sunny window to peer out of.


A little kitty might also be happy that "the girl" pulled out the couch and retrieved some favorite toys . . . even if she didn't get to play with them until after the stupid picture was taken.  (You can see her head there at the top as she tried to sneak in and snag the butterfly away.)

So when your blood sugars aren't behaving and your life seems dim, or when you're an uncomfortable kitty who keeps getting yelled at for misbehaving, sometimes you just need to look at all of the wonderful "little things" around to be thankful for.  It's the first step towards fixing those big things!


  1. Aww! I understand the slump thing. It happens way too often w/ me. :(
    But you are so right about the "little things". Sometimes they make all the difference.

  2. Hugs n Love Karen.

    SO glad you get to hang with these ladies, show them how Wonderful You really are. ;-)

    And I want K.C.'s butterfly toy. Not for Katsi, for me. ;-)

    Keep up the good work and know we, the D-Tribe that is the DOC, is Always here for you!

    (I am seriously Done with Google word verification today!! --> nosiver

    I thought, uh, Nose Giver?
    Noise River?


  3. I'm very in touch with the slump and depression thing, and I think you're right - living with diabetes puts those times onto all of us. Not a single one of us in invincible to that.

    And it is so damn hard to pull out of. But I think, when your "you" knows the time is right, it will happen. But don't be afraid to ask for help either.

    Looking at the bright spots sure helps everything, and life is, really, just a bunch of "little things" all bundled together.

    Lots of Love and Hugs to you Karen - hang in there!


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