The skill of knowing when to push through and when to give in is something I can (and should) carry over into my non-diabetes life as well. In fact, today is the perfect case in point. I woke up this morning feeling a little tired but that’s not all that unusual when you have a husband who snores and a cat who likes to sleep on one of your knees. (She may be less than 10 pounds, but it feels like a ton when she’s resting it all on one of my knees.) As I drank my much needed coffee the sneezing began. And it didn’t let up. I’m literally stopping every 20 seconds to reach for more tissues and my nose is turning a festive red. “It’s okay” I thought “I can still push through.”. Then my throat began hurting. And my eyes were begging for a nap. And some chills and aches crept in. And I’ve decided today is not a day to push through.
I think that without diabetes, I’d probably force myself through the day. And I’d probably do a crappy job on everything because I’m not feeling well. Instead, I’m smart enough to realize it’s time to give in. I’m going to close the lid on my laptop, brew a cup of tea with honey, and curl up on the couch with a blanket, my cat and Netflix. And everything else? I can deal with that all tomorrow. Because in the words of my favorite heroine . . .
“After all, tomorrow is another day.”
(In fact, the heck with Netflix, today might be the perfect day to pop on my Gone with the Wind DVD again!)