Posted by: rundadrun | October 25, 2012

It all depends on how you look at it. :)


“This is the day that the Lord has made;  let us rejoice and be glad in it!”

This was the sight that greeted me as I pulled into a customer’s parking lot yesterday morning.  The first thing that came to mind was this verse from Psalm 118:24.  What a blessing to start your day with this amazing sunrise.  It made my whole day better.

That got me to thinking about my recent struggles with diabetes.  In all of the studies I have seen, positive thinking can do wonders for what ails you.  In fact, I didn’t find any studies that said thinking positively is bad.  This really explains the way I have been feeling for the last 3 weeks.  I know it seems odd, but since finding out I was a diabetic, I have been so much more positive in my frame of mind that I almost thought the Metformin was having a euphoric effect!  But it was a combination of getting my blood sugar in control and the fact that I decided to look at things from a positive perspective.  I am not saying that I haven’t been worried about my health, just the opposite is the case.  I have turned it over to God and decided that I will try to rejoice in all my blessings!  And trust me, I have more than I can count!  I don’t know if I coined the phrase or not, but I have been trying to live with the motto, “Too blessed to be stressed!”  On my worst day, I am blessed beyond comprehension.  How can living a life of rejoicing be anything BUT good for my overall health?

Today, I saw a specialist about my Type 2 for the first time.  And I have to say, short of him telling me the original diagnosis was wrong, things could not have gone better.  I have my blood sugar under control on the lowest dose of Metformin possible, my blood pressure is low enough that I should be able to get off that medication soon and I am down 11 pounds in less than a month.  All the praise belongs to God!

So, I will continue to run, eat well and take my meds as directed.  I will also continue to live an ever increasing life of surrender to the Great Physician and hopefully shine His light through this minor struggle.

God bless and happy running,




  1. Congrats! That is great news!

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