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, March 15, 2012


There are many ways to
See Beautiful. This inspiring blog will uplift. I am thrilled that I will be getting to meet this beautiful woman in Atlanta next week.

I've been reflecting on beauty. I'm not able to say - You look fabulous today.  One of my fun colleagues/dear friends does this and then takes a picture of us. It is pretty fun and we laugh whether we are the one selected for the photo of the day :) or cheering on another one of our colleagues. What is really beautiful is the genuine love of this colleague. She is so beautiful.
I was reflecting this morning as a sweet nose was by the side of the bed at 5:30 am ready to get me up for running.  She is so beautiful and resilient with her staples on her side.  Six days until the staples come out and then a few days afterwards prior to putting on the harness.  I'm hoping it will feel great and she'll feel the beauty once agian of being a guide dog!  I haven't had Diet Coke since Cricket's surgery!  At first, it was because I wasn't walking to the store during my break ... then it became long enough that I thought I'll just keep on with this break while I am preparing for the 1/2 marathon.  So, when did you stop drinking diet coke?  Well, my dog had surgery and so ... :). 

I've been reflecting on the heaviness of what my clients carry.  We just don't know what someone is carrying around in their heart.  I have a 'blind runner' tag that identifies a part of who I am.  Those hidden challenges of someone's heart are not as easy to identify.  I feel lonely.  I am hurting today.  I am grieving.  I feel scared. ... the list goes one.  

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -- Anonymous


Retired Duo said...

The quote you posted is so good: Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -- Anonymous
We don't know what the battle is, so we should opt for kindness. Thank you for the reminder. We're rooting for Cricket's staples - do your job, staples, and then you're outta there!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing See Beautiful! we cannot wait to meet you as well. We always leave your site feeling inspired,or reflecting on ways we can see more beautiful in our lives, or asking ourselves questions that hopefully make us better people. Thank you so much for that! So looking forward to our visit!

Sending Cricket lots of see beautiful healing thoughts!

Karen said...

Please Cricket - heal as fast as possible. We want you back to work and you want to be back to work. You love your job. The quote is beautiful Becky. May I always remeber that

wendy said...

when did I give up Diet Coke...I HAVEN'T............
first I got to want to
and so far, I dont want to (he he0

so true that everyone, at one time or another, and in so many different ways and on so many different levels

thank goodness for "angels" on this earth to help us along the way
Angels...well, LIKE YOU