January 31, 2014

Wisdom is Doing Good Stuff

I subscribe to the idea that putting the truth into life, as action to help others, is wisdom. 

A lot of what comes over the band width pipeline isn’t all that wise. Some isn’t true, some doesn't help and a lot is, well selfies, which are by definition self focused.
Here's two great opportunities from the diabetes community do be wise this weekend before “The Game.” 


Diabetes Art Day is one. I am a big fan. It turns the undeniable and often inexpressible truth of the emotional baggage of living with diabetes into something to share, inspire that is positive too. There is a trifecta. Make art this weekend, then eat nachos and watch the Super Bowl commercials. 

Spare a Rose is another. The diabetes online community is coming together this Valentine’s Day to, "Spare a Rose Save a Child." Lack of insulin is the leading cause of death for Children with type 1 diabetes around the world. Insulin is needed in developing nations. The international Diabetes Foundation Life for a Child program is a sustainable way to save kids lives. It cheap too. Five bucks keeps a child alive for a month. About what a fancy Valentin’s Day rose cost. Be wise, buy fewer flowers this year and keep kids alive. 


Both these efforts seek to bring community together, do good things, for others. Sure it fun watch TV poke fun at the Biebs and Rob Ford. Maybe doing some good is a wiser use of the time. Sure it's fun watch TV poke fun at the Biebs and Rob Ford. Maybe doing some good is a wiser use of the time.


Life for a Child