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diabetes diaversary

July will always be an important month for me. On Monday, July 6th 2015, I celebrated my 6-year diaversary (AKA diabetic anniversary!). “Celebrated” is a strong word too; an evening workout class, Haggen’s salad-sampler, and some Monday night Bachelorette is my perfect kind of celebration these days. ; )

For my first few diaversaries, I treated myself to something special like a new Michael Korrs watch or a weekend away. As more years have come and gone, I’ve started neglecting these treats. It’s not that I am not proud of myself for tackling this disease every darn day; it’s more to due to the fact that I’ve come to learn that health struggles are everywhere, affecting many individuals. Whether it’s cancer, heart disease, or even addiction, internal battles come in all shapes and sizes. I am learning more and more that I am not really that unique and I don’t deserve pity parties.

So on Monday, instead of buying myself something materialistic (my wallet loves this), I thought a little more about everything in my life I am especially thankful for. I think we should all to do this from time to time, not just waiting for that annual holiday referred to as Thanksgiving. My list made me happier than anything I could have purchased. And I believe your list will too…