nedeľa, 22. júla 2012

Crossing the Street




Crossing the Street



This morning I was walking down the sidewalk.
As I came to the street corner, I noticed a man
on the opposite side.
He was an older man, wearing a bright
jacket with  yellow colour.
As I saw the guide dog and the walking stick
he carried, I realized he was blind.
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When the light changed and I walked
toward him he remained still.
I began to worry.
Was something wrong with the dog?
The walk signal was unusual,
not affixed to the light post;
it hung from above, smaller than normal.
Perhaps the dog didn’t recognize it.
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When I reached his corner
I realized he was holding a large laminated card
attached to his wrist by a rubber band.
In typed print it read:
I am BLIND and DEAF.
I need your help crossing the street.
 THANK YOU.
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I decided to help him. All I could do
was guiding him silently, as best I could.
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When we were safely on the far side
of the street, he let my arm go and
said something unintelligible,
sounds not fully formed into words
he could not hear.
I knew he was thanking me.
I could not say what
I wanted back to him.
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All day long I have been appreciating
the little tings. The wonderful feeling
when I felt the warm summer sun
in my face. The children's sound coming
from the park. The immense elation
and freedom on this world
full of colour and beauty.
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Whatever burdens I have to bear,
I am so very, very fortunate to be here.
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 ..and it had been an honour to help him.




24 komentárov:

  1. very kind of you dear Viera,
    today for you tomorrow for me,
    we never know when we are going
    to be in the same situation...
    thanks for sharing yous lovely story of you life ...

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  2. Thank you very much dear Nancy
    for visiting my blog and leaving
    a lovely message...

    May your next week be fabulous...
    Hugs

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  3. Very good, Viera. :-)
    Sometimes we take too much for granted.
    xxx.

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  4. You're a beautiful person, Viera. *lotsofhugs*

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  5. Beautiful story, Viera, and also well presented. It was a joy to read it, and I'm glad I got an opportunity to do so. I consider myself fortunate because early on in life I learned a lesson for life never to take anything for granted, and I also love the small things in life more than expensive material things.

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  6. Great post, dear Viera ! ... Thank You
    Although we never expected rewards
    of good deeds we do...
    but that's the beauty feeling from GOD,
    inner satisfaction that comes into its own...
    so... we should not get bored to do good deeds
    as far as we could... and does not discriminate.

    Have a happy new Week to all... Hugs.

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  7. You've got a golden heart Viera...GBU always!Wonderful post!

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  8. Only people like you with a sweet heart would have posted such a beautiful story....

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  9. Thank you dear Caroline for visiting...

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  10. Yes Graham...sometimes we do...

    Thanks for your lovely comment...

    Hugs

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  11. Great story Viera.
    I agree with you that in our life there are so many beautiful small things which have a big value...

    Many times we don't recognise it.
    Hugs

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  12. Thank you Terry...You made my day...

    Hugs

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  13. Thanks a lot Arne for your
    precious comment...
    We have to learn not to take the things
    for granted... In our life are the little things that are parts of our daily routines..We can be thankful for it...We need to literally "count our blessings," give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them...

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  14. Thank you dear Ham for your message...Most of the time, we don’t see or realize the bountiful blessings we have ...and there are a couple of reasons why we should count our blessings, to be grateful of what we have and to be more appreciative of our lives...

    Have a great week as well...

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  15. Thank you so much for commenting and visiting my blog...you're always most welcome...

    Wishing you a day filled with joy and happiness!

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  16. Your visit here make me
    very happy dear Belita...
    I always admire your great comments...

    We tend to ignore or take for granted the little things we do every day, those familiar rituals like making coffee in the morning, taking a shower, listening to the sounds of the house as it wakes up with us, or opening the windows to let the new day in...
    We have to enjoy every moment...

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  17. Thank you very much for visiting and sharing your thoughts dear Regina...

    Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder...
    and the little things make our lives great...

    Hugs


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  18. Thank you very much for visiting ...

    hugs

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  19. Hi my dear I add you the friend on the Weebly.
    Hugs
    Malacka:))

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  20. i LOVED YOUR STORY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING
    DOUGIE

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  21. Thank you for visiting my blog
    and leaving
    a lovely comment...

    hugs

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  22. Hi my dear, have a nice evening, hugs:))

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