Stick With it Sugar.....
Day 26th of Health Activists Wrtiter's Month Challege
Today's prompt: Health Tagline. Give yourself, your blog, your condition, or some aspect of your health a tagline. Make sure it's catchy!
I have been looking forward to today's post (not just because it falls on my birthday). I love tag lines. I think they say a great deal about the person attached to them. Although I know a few people who have a tag line as part of their email signature and they do NOT live up to it. I guess that is a good point - a tag line could set up expectations that others will have for you.
I only actually wrote the beginning of my tag line and I did so not realizing I was going to use it as a tag line. I originally shared it with a DOC friend Kelly Rawlings as encouragement. Since then I have used it a number of times a week with other pwd or parents of cwd as well as with my own kiddos.
The second part of my tagline is something I saw on Pinterest forever ago. I have used it in my post about my favorite quotes and it is a picture on my home page. (despite best efforts I can not determine who said it first to properly credit the writer - if you can figure it out please share so I can thank that individual). I use it all the time as well - especially when mentoring families with a newly diagnosed child. When my Sugarboy was diagnosed a number of well meaning people would told me things would get easier. They were wrong - things didn't get easier. I don't want to sugar coat (ha that pun was truly not intentional) this madness for any parent or newly diagnosed person. For a long time while things were not getting easier I thought I was weaker than others, not as smart as others, not as good as others - then I realized I was stronger, smarter and sometimes better than I thought I was.
It's my birthday and I want to take a nap so I will hurry this a long and share my official new tag line.
On a separate note - Matthew Deets of the DOC shared this gem during a DSMA chat on twitter a couple weeks ago. I told him I was gonna share it and that he should use it as his tagline. It makes me giggle. The DOC has become an important part of my
"By my love of bacon, cupcakes, unicorns and all things blue" @matthewdeets on Twitter