Who said it best? Today, focus on something you’ve heard, read, or even said as the basis for your post. Choose a quote that inspires you – positively or negatively – and gets you thinking. It can be a quote that you’ve saved for years or something you’ve just heard, from a book or a movie, a fellow Health Activist, a blog or a tweet, a billboard, or something from your own journal.
So this is day 2 of my 30 days of posting. Below is one of my favourite quotes. you will find in on my blog. i think it says alot.
~~ "As one goes through life one learns, that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move" - Katherine Hepburn
As i read this quote, so many things go through my mind. It can mean one thing, one day, and something else on another.
As a diabetic, to me it simply means to be an advocate, for myself and for others.
I once had a Dr. that told me i should never have children. But I knew that I simply had to have children. I wanted them, and I needed to believe that Diabetes would not stop me. And so I found another Dr. who told me to do what I believed in. And I did.
If I had not paddled my own canoe, I would not have my 3 wonderful children, nor would I have my 2 beautiful grandchildren. I would not have learned the amazing things that my children have taught me. I would not have the chance to play and learn all over again with my grandbabies. To see the world through their eyes.
If I had not paddled my own canoe, I would not have packed up my children, along with my husband and moved away from all I knew, and had grown up with. Away from family and life long friends. But I knew that is what we needed to do. And so we did.
If I had not paddled my own canoe, I would likely still be on MDI's and trying to get my numbers to a better place, and failing miserably. I pushed for my pump. Although my doctor was not a hard sell, it was not something that anyone had forced on me. I suddenly decided that I needed to do this for me, so I would live a healthier life, and hopefully a long one.
It's like all of us Diabetics paddling for a cure. Paddling for better health care. For better equipment, for better health. If we don't paddle, we get nowhere. We get nothing.
So I will continue to paddle my boat. And i hope you will join me.