Tell Me Something Good.
When I was in college, whenever I saw a particular guy I knew, he’d say to me, “Tell me something good.”
Even though this particular guy and I no longer speak, I still love that phrase. “Tell me something good.”
To us, it was something that was going on in our lives. It was a lecture we heard, a book we read, a song we listened to, a great conversation we had with a good friends, a delicious meal we ate, anything. “Tell me something good” was a motto, a mantra, something that kept me focused on the positives.
Every so often I get into a rut with life. That’s one of the reasons why I started the 101 Things in 1,001 Days challenge. Because I assumed that by keeping up with that, I’d always have something good to share.
Today it seems easy to focus on the not good. It’s cold outside today. Freezing, actually. I think they’re threatening snow. My back is incredibly sore from sleeping on a futon over the weekend. My blood sugars aren’t too happy with my overindulgence with this afternoon’s pizzafest. My credit card debt is now lower than what it was last summer (though I suppose the fact it isn’t higher than it was last summer is something to be thankful for). There seems to be a never-ending stream of stress for my friends, co-workers and family.
Tomorrow is my fifteenth anniversary of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
On the eve of the landmark, when my spirits are a little lower than usual, I’d like to inquire from my Faithful Readers and Friends, tell me something good. It can be anything at all. Doesn’t even have to be diabetes-related. Tell me something good you’ve done lately, or read, or watched, or heard. Tell me something good that you ate or went to. Tell me something good that you are planning to do. Tell me something good.