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, June 11, 2010

Victory Walk

When I finish with a young client (ages 8-12 generally), our final session often entails the chance to take a walk outside with Cricket guiding me - generally it includes walking over to arctic circle for an ice cream cone and to celebrate their victories.   I love it ... even though it means a little good-bye after the ice cream is finished and we have walked back to the office.  We did that today - It is good and am grateful to be a small part in this young girl's journey.

Natalie's post about spelling bee words has me thinking.  Yes, I can remember the spelling bee word I missed - professor in sixth grade.  I was wearing a cute outfit my mom had sewn for that special day of the regional spelling bee.    How about all the victories?  They generally are a little more effort to put in the forefront of our minds but oh so much more important.

2 comments:

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

My missed spelling bee word: "supersede", from 7th grade. I have never misspelled that word again!! Love what you said about celebrating and making the most of VICTORIES. :-)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

It must be ingrained in us not to remember our victories, maybe so we don't get big heads? You're so right, though--it's really easy for me to beat myself up, but very difficult for me to remember any victories.