Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Walls That Enclose Us

When you think about it, life is filled with so many possibilities and options. I think sometimes we ignore this fact and only look at the things around us rather than the bigger picture. It's strange how those faced with obstacles seem more likely to look beyond the walls that enclose us.

I've met a lot of diabetics in the past five months and I couldn't help but notice how beautiful of people they are. It seems as if us, diabetics have no limits. I realize that every diabetic I meet along the road isn't going to be at peace with their disease and may not have found the true happiness that diabetes can bring but so far the majority of diabetics I've met have taught me so much about not only life but who I am.

I am really inspired by the people that surround me in my life today. I want to take challenges and go against the odds. I can't even imagine what it was like before this new found knowledge. Where was I heading?

I feel like I wouldn't have lived life to the fullest if this disease hadn't found me, like my world would have been limited to the walls around me. I seem to think I wouldn't have been interested in getting involved, participation and lending a helping hand. I know that I wouldn't be where I am today.

I can't express how much experience I've received in such little time. We pay so much for education now but look how much I've learned for free by just opening my heart and mind. Lessons are to be learned out there whether it be in a classroom or park bench. No one is limited to knowledge.

I thank those who have inspired me, cried with me, held me, laughed with me and sincerely helped me through these tough months. For if I had no support , I'd have no happiness in what I do and strive to be.


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