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Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?
Attention: Voices In My Head
We the undersigned to hereby request the voices which offer nothing but critical, discouraging, and negative noise to be quiet.
When laying in bed at night, we should not be kept awake because you cannot find anything positive to say.
When trying something new, we should not feel discouraged, just because you tell us we won't be successful.
When trying to concentrate, we should not be distracted by your clamoring.
When a high or low number appears on the blood sugar meter, we should not take it personally just because you tell us we should.
When life takes an unexpected turn, we should not blame ourselves just because you do.
When looking in the mirror, we should not hate our reflection, just because you don't have anything nice to say.
When things don't go as planned, we should not assume we did something wrong just because you think we did.
When a challenge presents itself, we should not avoid it just because you don't think we can rise to the occasion.
Last week, I attended a Mother's Day celebration in my daughter's classroom. She made me a beautiful card, and answered a few questions.
The topic: "What ingredients are mothers made of?"
When I saw the title, I froze.
I was sure her words would look something like this...
But I was wrong...
So I've decided not to listen to you anymore, Stupid Voices.
And I would encourage anyone out there who may struggle with the same pointless chatter to sign this petition, and do the same.