Do you have a favorite inspirational quote, photo, mantra, etc. that speaks to your diabetes? Share it here! A little mental health


Refuse to be defined by your circumstances.

  • Steve Gleason


To friends and fellow sufferers I say keep on keeping on.


@MarieB love this one!
@Jim26 going on my car dash… Thank you. Tough go at betes lately…ugh


@BeastOfGevaudan love this!


You just have to love good old Abe. Wish we could clone him now.


I have found Ralph’s writings to be eerily targeted many times. Here is one that I like particularly well.

The Daily Motivator message for
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Worthy of the best
by Ralph Marston

You are worthy of the best in life. So act like it.

You are worthy, but that doesn’t mean you’re entitled. It means you have the responsibility to live up to that worthiness, to live up to your full potential.

You are worthy of the best because you are capable of creating, experiencing and enjoying the best. You can reach inside yourself, feel your authentic desire, and bring that desire to life.

You are worthy, and yet that doesn’t mean you can have what you want without effort. In fact, it is your worthiness that obligates you to make those efforts that will bring about the best you can imagine.

Remember always how truly worthy, beautiful and unique you are. Live each moment of your life as an expression of that worthiness.

Let your thoughts, priorities and actions reflect the worthiness that is you. You are worthy of the best, so be your best, now and always.
© 2013 Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
From The Daily Motivator website at


It’s tough especially when you get a pass/fail mark everytime you test your bs.

Hope things smooth out for you.


@Jim26 thank you! They have smoothed out… So I guess today I “pass”. Who know what tomorrow brings???


Bridge Over Troubled Water


This is all so relentlessly UPBEAT!

Personally I find there’s nothing like a bit of Samuel Beckett to cheer me up…

POZZO: …They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more…

VLADIMIR: Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries.

Waiting for Godot, Act 2.


@jjm335 Its all that waiting for Samuel Beckett to seep into my brain that freaks me out.


"…You surrender after you’re dead…” [sic, my emphasis, not the author’s]

― Robert Jordan, New Spring


By; Albert Camus
Existentialist Philosopher

“In the midst of Winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible Summer.”


Decide what to be and go be it…


@Jim26 good one! We really need someone to create a TuD playlist!


@Stuart my favorite gymnastics coach is well beyond 70 years old… Everyone always asks “when are you going to retire?” His response every time “you quite moving you die”. Why surrender!?


“I do not want this… don’t you tell me how I feel- you don’t know just how I feel”
“What doesn’t kill us makes us who we are”


“I always feel happy, you know why?
Because I don’t expect anything from anyone; expectations always hurt… Life is short… So love your life… Be happy… And Keep smiling… Just Live for yourself and always remember:
Before you speak… Listen
Before you write… Think
Before you spend… Earn
Before you pray… Forgive
Before you hurt… Feel
Before you hate… Love
Before you quit… Try
Before you die… Live.”

  • William Shakespeare


Hey, i have a funny saying that i heard at Camp Conrad Chinnock, a camp for type 1 diabetics. “Diabetics are the only people who take drugs to KEEP from getting high”. It’s not really inspirational, but it’s really funny!!!


When life gives you lemons, make orange juice, because everyone else makes lemon aid.