I have a disease. It just hit me. I have a disease. I guess I should have been expecting this revelation….But I think maybe this fact was burried under a few heaping piles of donuts, candy bars, pies, cupcakes, and cookies. I had even tried to recommit myself to a health goal without fully admitting or realizing this one simple fact….I have a disease. Now what? What the hell am I gonna do?
Today’s gift….I am about to donate money to the American Diabetes Association. As I am about to click “send” I see a side link that says “Take Action”. I click on it. Turns out they also do a bike event. It is called Tour deCure. I will raise money for people fighting diabetes and ride my bike 75 miles in the event! This is right up my alley….as you probably already know. So I register. I am psyched. I am taking action to fight back. I am going to take more action to defeat this disease that I have. I will win. I am going to have to break it down into small battles, I think. Kind of like a chess game. So here goes nothing….King’s Pawn to E3.
Today’s painting has an interesting quote about life on it…”We are not taught to live like this, so awake, so attentive, so purposeful. We are taught instead to move faster, to strive, grasp, hurry, claim, protect, defend, accomplish, accumulate, and then keep count of all the things that still belong to us. That is, until the moment we learn in the most painfully insulting way that nothing, no thing or person or relationship or fortune, will ever belong to us….It is all on loan.”
Just think about that. Your own body is on loan…your car, house, friends, life, success are all on loan. Temporary. I am also looking at my disease, Type 2 Diabetes, as being on loan. Pain is an illusion. And only temporary.