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, August 4, 2011

What's the hardest thing for you right now?

Funny after my joyful post yesterday had a couple emails from people asking me if I really felt Retinitis Pigmentosa was joyful!?  Ha ... no, I have found that surrendering to what is and finding the joy in life indeed has created a happy transformative life, however, I have my struggles of dealing with a degenerative health condition.  I don't ever want to portray that my life is just zip-a-dee-do-dah (spelling?), that's not real. 

I recently sat down with one of my best friends for lunch and after chatting about this and that she asked me this question.  What's the hardest thing for you right now?  (I hope for everyone that they have a friend like her ... such depth, caring, and love is felt from her.  It is amazing to be with her and just feel of her love and support.)  I blurted out today its my blindness.  Perhaps, a little surprising after my joyful post yesterday!   As I mentioned the past six months or so ... have been continual adjustments with technology, adding new skills to my repertoire at the office, in shopping, my home - etc, etc, etc.  She listened, validated, and asked how she could be a more helpful/supportive friend.  (done. she already is amazing)  She didn't try to fix me or tell me it could be so much worse  .. she just was a friend in my moment.  Tables were turned for what's the hardest thing for her right now?  And, then also much laughter.  I absolutely love her laugh - it warms my heart.  Oh how I love her and appreciate her friendship.     

4 comments:

Jess and Glacier said...

Those are the best kinds of friends and the best kind of friendships.

cmlhe said...

Wow!
I just came across this:
http://www.guidedogs.com/site/PageServer?pagename=landing_podcast
Cool podcast!

Chinatours said...

the hardest thing for me...wow, to find a better job and have more free time for travelling--a common desire of quite a few.

Patti Foy | Lightspirited Being said...

Hi Becky,
What a beautiful post, and a beautiful friend you have. I love this illustration of what life is all about from one day to the next, the richness, the lessons, the gifts. Thanks for sharing.