Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Diabetes Resolution

Before January is over, I think it's important to set a yearly goal. Lots of people call them resolutions. I like to think of them as self-reminders about what's important for the larger picture.

Sometimes, the day-in/day-out drudgery of managing type 1 diabetes (or any disease) can wear you down. This year I'm taking inspiration from American songwriter Woody Guthrie. In 1942, he wrote his resolutions down in his personal diary. Resolution 19 was "Keep hoping machine running." Resolution 33 was "Wake up and fight." What was true in 1942 is still true today.

We all get worn down. It's essential that we remind ourselves to keep our spirits up and to never give up.

Make sure to read Woody's whole list of resolutions by clicking on the picture below. It's absolutely beautiful:
Woody Guthrie's New Year's resolutions- 1942

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