The journeys of Becky, blind from retinitis pigmentosa, and her beauitiful guide dogs.
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
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Smiling is Beautiful
A good friend with Retinitis Pigmentosa shared with me his 'ten-second rule.' Basically, if he sets something down and then can't find it after 10 seconds he moves forward and doesn't continue to search. It will eventually appear! I incorporate this ... which often leads to instances like this: (two identical items close by each other!) Coming back with the second bottle of windex and papertowels led me to bump into the first one and wonder how in ten seconds I missed this! Generally, I do try to use the skills learned at the blind center but sometimes get distracted and totally forget what I learned. And in this stage of life the memory as well as the vision is slipping ... I am told the memory will return?
I find when this happens I laugh at myself and proceed. To me, smiling and laughing at ourselves is important and beautiful.