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
Friday, November 13, 2009
We never know ...
the impact we have on someone. As I've been spending the month of November reconnecting and sending notes/phone calls to people who I appreciate two people received a call from me today. Their messages and examples continue to bless my life: Chris, the social worker at the Blind Center, told our group: Independence is being in charge of one's own choices. At the time, it was like a lightbulb moment and so empowering (still is) but when I had quit driving and was feeling pretty dependent I thought, yes I can be in charge of my own choices and choose how I see something and decide on my options. Marianne, my first rehabilitation counselor at the blind center, was a mentor to me for a while before I ever met her face to face. She has the most beautiful, soothing voice and I recall during an adjustment phase she left me the message on our phone of: Now, Becky, when one door closes another one opens but we sometimes look so longingly at the closed door we don't see the open door. Today it was a blessing to talk to both of these lovely ladies and thank them for the impact they have had on my life. Has someone said something to you at a key time that has left a mark? Please share with us!