Friday, November 30, 2007
Opening with Buttons
I have one of Beth's buttons on my purse. Turns out, it's a great conversation starter.
"You have diabetes?"
"No, my son."
"Oh. Me too."
This was in my youngest child's karate class. I talked with another mom. Previously, our conversations had been brief. Where our children go to school. Look at how their kicks are improving. Wow, it's cold today.
Diabetes brings conversations to a new level. They are instantly personal. You have diabetes in your life? I know you. I get you. I understand.
So far, this button has only started conversations with others who have diabetes. But I see other people looking.
Come. Ask me about my button. I'm happy to talk.