DIABETES and CIRCUMSTANCES

Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.

Today’s Question: Do you believe that diabetes is just a circumstance?

The whole mindset around diabetes and taking control over your life and the impact diabetes has on it stems from diabetes being a circumstance. A circumstance to me is something that’s a fact. Just a fact. It is totally neutral. When I try and determine if something is a circumstance I ask myself if it can be proven and if 99.9% of the world would agree with that statement.

So…can it be proven that my child has diabetes? Yes. Would 99.9% of the world agree that my child has diabetes? Yes. That makes diabetes a circumstance.

That’s the best news ever. That means that diabetes is neutral. It means it is not negative or positive until I have a thought about it. About now you are arguing with me saying that it’s negative. Let’s ask the same questions of diabetes but in that diabetes is negative.

So…can it be proven that my child’s diabetes is negative? I can surely find scientific evidence that it is but is there be evidence that it’s positive? I actually know people who have found evidence that diabetes is positive. Their child is more responsible because of diabetes. Their child is more compassionate because of diabetes. Their child eats healthier because of diabetes. They have a stronger bond because of diabetes.

Thus diabetes being negative is not a circumstance. It’s not a fact. Best News EVER! That means we both get to decide what We want to believe about diabetes. We can intentionally decide. We have a choice. Doesn’t sound possible? It is.

I actually had a client who was thankful for diabetes. Their child was thought to have cancer and it ended up to be diabetes. They were thankful. Diabetes is neutral until you have a thought about it.

You get to decide how to think about diabetes. Take some time to examine your thoughts. Think about what’s believable to you. As I tell my clients, you can’t go from being angry and hating diabetes one day to loving it and feeling blessed to have diabetes in your life the next. It’s a process. It takes time and it only works if you are willing to embrace the change. Embrace the discomfort that will get you there. If you are willing to process the negative emotion you have about diabetes first.

It doesn’t mean that you are going to jump for joy that your child has diabetes. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying that you get to figure out the results you want for your life and how you think about diabetes. My belief is that if you look for the bad you’ll find it, but also true is if you look for the good, you will find it, too.  Look for the silver lining this week. It’s there.

Want help exploring what diabetes means to you and your family? Want to explore new thoughts and what those results would be in your life if you thought them? Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching.  Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?

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