The following is a rough outline of the message I intend to send. It is only a starting point. My message is apt to change. Some of this will be discarded. Other parts will be explicated.
My message has congealed. My message is congealing.
Gritty realism and hope. Positives and negatives. Individuality and community. Freedom and fate. Ignore none of these.
Acknowledge the shit life happens to throw at you; however, do not let it weigh you down.
Aim for self-development, aim for growth. Connect goals with this ideal.
The connection between diabetes and life as a whole. What does diabetes have to teach us about life?
Mindfulness, diabetes, and life. Mindfulness of ones BG patterns, the impact of various foods and activities = essential part of diabetes management. Emphasize its value in life as a whole.
Focus on focus. Emphasize it.
Acknowledge limitations. Focus on freedom.
Acknowledge X, focus on Y.
Focus on the power we already posses. Focusing just on empowerment = one sided.
Focus on what you can control. Avoid focusing on things that depend on other factors.
Focus on behavior.
Focus on habits.
Focus on perspective.
Obsessing over circumstance is not the most beneficial option.
Above all else, make it about eudaimonia.