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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. 
Beautiful people do not just happen.  Unknown

I get to talk to a beautiful group of ladies tonight.  I have been reflecting on what to say when I remembered this quote a client had shared with me.  It fits.  Now what to say for the next 20 minutes?  My beautiful partner Cricket will not be able to join me.  She'll be there in my heart.  My beautiful friend that will be picking me up - said she will be my Cricket for the evening :).

I'm waiting for my friend/running partner.  There is a skiff of fresh layer of snow.  She will take the tether and fasten part to her arm, and I'll hold on to the other part.  She will  tell me what obstacles we need to avoid.  Now, that is beautiful.  I think my tether will be a visual example tonight.  


Myrna R. said...

Lovely post. I really like the quote. I'm certain you will fill 20 minutes with some inspirational words that will just flow from you.

(Hope Cricket gets well real soon.)

jennohara said...

Love the quote.
Still waiting on Cricket girl to feel better!

wendy said...

You have a beautiful friend there indeed.
I certainly have been learning about how "lifes experiences" soften us...hopefully
funny, to say HARD things can soften us.
but as you said....more compassionate towards others.
The whole "been there done that" offers a lot when helping other people.

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Yes, this is beautiful! We love this quote and love that you get to share this thinking with others! So inspiring...and of course, beautiful.

BECKY said...

What a beautiful quote! I haven't stopped by in a while and I'm so sorry to hear about Cricket! I'm sure it HAS been very hard for both of you. What a wonderful friend you go running with you!