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

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

We hugged

Friday evening while in San Diego at the hotel I left my wallet sitting on a chair in the lobby. I realized this later in the evening when we left Adam and Natalie's home to go out to dinner. Everyone can relate to that sinking feeling of losing something. Trying to use my new mindfulness skills, we called the hotel to ask them to check to see if it had been turned in - no such luck so we finally decided to drive back to the hotel and check. A lime green wallet was at the registration desk -- whew- such a relief! I told Natalie and Adam I wish I could thank the person who had turned in my wallet - we talked about 'pay it forward' and say a pray of gratitude.

The next day at the conference a woman walked up to me (now remember this conference has 800 people in attendance), and asked me if I had picked up my wallet. I said, yes and she told me she had noticed me sitting there -admired my dog and then after I left had realized I left my wallet on the chair. She had not known how to reach me but had taken it to the registration desk. I was able to thank her and then we both just felt that need to connect on a deeper level and we hugged! I was so glad to be able to meet her, thank her for watching out for me and give her a hug. She then asked to pet Cricket and I said YES!

4 comments:

2 labs 4 me said...

That's really cool that the woman that turned in your wallet came up to introduce herself. Yes, she deserved a BIG hug. What a relief.

Lisa and Ellie said...

Yay for that woman being honest and being able to thank her!

Jenny said...

I love this! That is wonderful!

It sounds like it was a great conference, and I might have to adopt your vow!

The Brax Blog said...

That's great that the lady turned the wallet in!
I hate losing things:)