My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Gifts to Appreciate

I will never have the patience of this cute puppy but I have come a long ways!

Before RP impacted me to the point of no driving, I wasn't a very patient person. I had my list and wanted to get it done now! Vision Loss helped me slow down, smell the roses and appreciate life so much. For me, it has helped me be in the moment and enjoy and appreciate today more fully. Patience probably always an effort but glad for the progress thanks to RP.
Another gift (that at times is also a challenge) is I must ask others for help ... whether it is a ride, assistance in reading something, etc, etc - this interdependence has blessed me to have so many wonderful people in my life. I am continually amazed at the kindness of others who go out of their way to help. We all need each other and I am glad RP nudged me into experiencing this gift.

3 comments:

Lisa and Ellie said...

Cute picture! She's definitely photogenic

OSU 98 said...

Great post. I wear glasses and people always ask me if I would consider corrective surgery, and the answer to that is a big fat NO! I tell them that I have seen the challenges of Sharon and that I would never do ANYTHING to put my gift of vision at risk. The example I use is this - imagine not being able to get in your car and drive yourself somewhere. I am not willing to put that at risk.

Thanks for sharing this perspective.

Susan said...

Wow Becky
It takes a lot to see the Gift of RP!