Some mornings start with a surprise – and not a good one.
When my One Touch meter shows a fasting glucose greater than “99,” that means my blood sugar is above normal. When that happens, I do one of the following:
- Feel sorry for myself. (Why, oh why, ME?)
- Feel frustrated at The Mystery Of It All because my blood sugar reading sometimes varies and I can’t figure out the trigger.
- Feel guilty (because I know exactly why that number is too high.)
- Shrug it off.
No matter how I react, I feel better when I remind myself of Proverbs 24:16:
“A righteous man falls seven times, and gets up eight…”
What this passage tells me is that it’s normal – and OK – to miss the target. And miss it again and again; the main thing is to try again.
And again after that.