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 2, 2012
One of the sweet phone calls I received after my Ann Taylor incident was a call from one of my first mentors - Marianne. She was my vocational counselor when I became 'legally blind' and I was trying to decide what to do as far as profession, etc. She was an amazing voice on the other end encouraging me along -- Now, Becky you can do whatever you choose to do. I remember her encouraging voice helping me explore doors to open. It has been several years and I have thought about her periodically - she retired years ago. She heard our story and called me to tell me she was proud of her former client :). It was so wonderful to talk to her and be able to tell her how much I appreciate and love her. I've reflected on the super kind sales associate that helped me at Limited. She didn't know her customer had just had a difficult experience. However, her kindness in that moment meant so much. I plan to go back to the store and thank her. I recall just after I had heard that there was an false statement from AT, I was so sad and yes angry. I arrived at a meeting and a former superviser came up to me, not knowing the situation, and simply said it was so great to see me and commented what a great team me and Cricket were (of course :), but it felt great and I needed to hear those words! Funny story -- I was in the line in the restroom in the JFK Airport - a lady recognized me and asked about Cricket! We are concluding an amazing journey of travelling. We've planned for it for so long its hard to believe it is almost finished! I look forward to sharing. I have had experiences with people reaching out to be helpful even when we didn't speak the same language - the kindness is touching and inspiring. I hope I can pay it forward. Hope you are having a wonderful day with kindness.