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

Monday, July 11, 2011

Healing in Yellow

When I received the announcement for the 34th Annual ADEC Conference, Being a Healing Presence in a Hurting World, I was so excited:  

"Being a healing  presence is about knowing ourselves first of all and knowing what sustains us from the inside when all else falls away.  It is about being alone with ourselves and liking the person we are and being aware of who we are and what we are about.

Being a healing presence is about the positive energy we bring to any situation, about being authentic and real.

Being a healing presence is about willingness to enter into another's pain and not run away.  It means being able to touch our own wounds, our own sorrow with compassion and offer that same compassionate presence to another.

It is about being available as an active, attentive listener in a non-judgmental environment.

It means being there for another, physically and emotionally.  Our presence is that a 'felt experience' within the other that reflects back to them their own strength and goodness."

Pack your bags, Cricket and Steve for Atlanta in March. This will be an amazing conference. So excited to hear further details of the sessions and the side trips we can take.

What else is joyful today?  My comfy yellow shoes, yellow purse, yellow blouse, and these yellow flowers are starting to bloom!  Oh, and this super sweet yellow lab,  Cricket has on her black and yellow collar.  I've been thinking a lot of a dear friend who died three years ago and told me to wear yellow more :).  I miss you, Sheryl. 


3 labs 4 me said...

I love the yellow Becky. So cheerful. Living in the northwest, I tend to buy earth colors. I ventured out of my comfort zone & bought a pair of yellow shorts. I've been debating whether to keep them or return them. After reading this post, I think, I will keep them.

wendy said...

Yellow is my favorite color.

there were a lot of really neat things your had to say in this post.
hearing another in a non-judgmental way
feeling your own pain in order to understand anothers.

I'll have to go back an re-read this.
It should be a great conference for you.