It’s World Diabetes Day.  YAY!  And buried amongst the bits of distressing-as-hell news crap out there will be articles about diabetes. Casual mentions of this monster that lives under our bed (and that we feed occasionally). And tomorrow, the world’s attention will twist to the next crisis.

But oh, my fellow PWD, we’ll still be on this diabetes journey long past today. And tomorrow. We’re in this for the long haul (until the days we can slap on a device and let it do diabetes for us, or until they science us up a biological cure for this mess).

Which means that we’re all in the same boat.

Which might sound a bit distressing and a little overwhelming.  BUT.

We can do something now.   We can do something to create and contribute to a rising tide of positivity and hope.  We can make a difference.

Dude.  We can do more good.

That’s what I want to do.  I want to be part of the tide that lifts all boats, so that we, as a community, can ferret out some happy and find something other than despair in our timelines.  Do more good.

There’s no hashtag.  No separate website for this.  It’s not a “campaign” and there’s not a Twitter chat or email sign up or thing you have to subscribe to.  All you need to do is take a moment and make a concerted effort to do something good, or share something good, or contribute to something good.

Donate to a cause that you find powerfully good.  Share a story from an organization or an individual that you care about.  Pay for someone’s coffee.  Say thank you when someone holds the damn door.  Give a hug to someone in your family before they need one.  Grin at someone.  Tell someone you love them.  Tell yourself you love yourself, too, while you’re at it.

Small moments can amount to big changes.  Create a moment of happiness for yourself and someone else by doing more good.  I refuse to believe that the world is actually becoming worse, not when I see so many people who are making a difference, both big and small.

We can all do more good.

Do more good.

Do more good.

Do more good.