Greetings! When a little birdie tells me someone in our Diabetes Light Community is celebrating a Diabetes Anniversary, I like to honor that person with a special post on our Diabetes Light Facebook page. Today is one of these days for a special member of our community who has become a dear friend to me. I met Sama through Diabetes Light earlier this year on my 25 year Diabetes Anniversary! Things come back full circle sometimes, don’t they?
In honor of one’s diabetes anniversary, I ask the person being celebrated to offer a few words of wisdom about anything that diabetes has taught them over the years. I decided to put the wisdom Sama had to share in a post on the blog today as I’m quite certain what she has to share will be valuable for others who also live with our shared condition of diabetes.
Thanks Sama for allowing me to honor you for all the hard work, courage and determination living 20 years with diabetes takes. You are a fighter and don’t give up. You keep searching for ways to live a healthy and happy life despite diabetes. You are an inspiration to others and someone I am proud to call a friend.
Without further ado, I am excited to present what Sama has to share—what has been an instrumental piece in the acceptance of her own diabetes. Thanks for reading.
From Diabetes Light on Facebook today:
Today I would like to wish a dear member of our community not only a Happy Birthday (which is today!) but a BIG congratulations on 20 years of holding down the fort with the big-D! Happy 20th Diabetes Anniversary to you Sama!!
Sama was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 days before her 17th birthday. She is a beam of so many good things - light, joy, peace, kindness and love. Will you join me in congratulating her on a job well done?
Please click on the link to read a letter that has helped change Sama's life in relation to her diabetes. And if YOU have a diabetes anniversary you would like me to recognize on our Facebook page, send me an email or message and let me know!
I want to share with you a letter that helped change my life in the direction of taking better care of myself.
This letter was shared by Louise Hay and was originally written by an Aids patient. I changed Aids to Diabetes and the letter reached out to me like nothing ever has before in accepting myself.
For so long now I’ve been angry with you for being a part of my life. I feel like you have violated my being. The strongest emotion thus far in our relationship has been anger!
But now I choose to see you in a different light. I no longer hate you or feel angry with you. I realize now that you have become a positive force in my life. You are a messenger who has brought me a new understanding of life and myself. So for that I thank you, forgive you, and release you.
Never before has anyone given me such great opportunity. You don’t know how much you have given me. You have given me the push I needed to take a look at my life, see the problems and find the solutions. I now realize all the choices that I have in life.
Because of you I have learned to love myself, and as a result I love and am loved by others. I am now in touch with parts of my being that I never knew existed. I have grown spiritually and intellectually since your arrival. I have become a loving, honest, and caring person. So again I thank you for giving me this opportunity to have insight into my life. How could I not forgive you, when so many positive experiences have come from your visit?
But you have also led me to the realization that you have no power over me. I am the power in my world. So since I forgive you, I will now release you from my life.
I accept and love myself just as I am. I am healing, and I accept perfect health and energy as the way for me. Again I thank you, forgive you, and release you from my life.
There is always a choice of love or fear. If we choose fear and the alienating behavior that goes with it, we go down the tubes. It is up to us. The future is ours. If we choose love and the opportunities it offers us, we will be able to heal ourselves and the whole planet.
Today is another precious day on earth. We shall live it with joy. We accept this gift with gratitude and joy. We realize that we have no time to waste on living in the past. So we go within, and seeing with eyes of love, we seek out all the dark corners where pain and fear dwell. We no longer choose to put up with these old handicaps. We move into our heart space, and we bring the abundant light of love we carry within us. We allow this love, which sees without judgment or expectation, to flood our body, our mind, our consciousness. This light of love shines on and dissolves all that is unlike itself. We are willing to release all old garbage. It has no life of its own; it has no truth in it. It is only an old memory that no longer exists, disappearing from our lives. We are one with the power that created us.
We are safe, and all is well in our world.