There I was. Out taking my nightly walk…just yesterday, as a matter of fact. I was enjoying the weather and the gloaming. (Gloaming – another word I have never used in a written sentence in my life, but I just love the word.) The way night falls during twilight is breathtaking to me. It better be since that’s when I take my walk.
Anyway, before I get side-tracked, or distracted, (You will find out just how appropriate that comment is in a moment), let me get on with something I discovered. So, there I was walking, looking forward, as I have written about before, when I looked to my left. This was not just some quick glance, but a head turn look. I was distracted by something. A dog barking. A house that was being fumigated or painted. Something got my attention.
So, I looked. I got distracted. Now, a funny think happened: my body wanted to go where I was looking. My body wanted to swerve to the left. I have to admit to being a slow learner. I can’t tell you how often this has happened before; I look in a different direction than the one in which I am headed and I swerve in that direction – off the sidewalk and onto grass.
But, this was the first time I really noticed what was going on. Not only does it cause me to slow down and lose the pace I was maintaining, I don’t even get a good look at what attracted my attention. Okay, I had to make a choice: Continue with my walk, or take a closer look at whatever attracted me. Well, I always choose to continue my walk – to move in the direction I was originally going.
But, without pounding it into the ground, there’s a life lesson, here, right? Kind of obvious, huh? Pick the direction and maintain it. If you start getting side-tracked, your walk may never be completed. The success of finishing or achieving a goal might never be accomplished – and never felt.
Your War On Diabetes might never be won, if you don’t maintain a consistent fight. Don’t get distracted from the goal of Diabetes control or beating Prediabetes. You are fighting for your life…and that’s not a bunch of hype when you consider the complications.
See, I didn’t beat the point into the ground too far, did I?
As always, thank you for reading.