piatok, 17. augusta 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.
°
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.
°
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.
°
I decided to help him. All I could do
was guiding him silently, as best I could.
°
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.
°
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.
°
Whatever burdens I have to bear,
I am so very, very fortunate to be here.
°
 ..and it had been an honour to help him.



 
 


viera7 wrote on Jul 23
arnejan said
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.
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...

viera7 wrote on Jul 23
You're a beautiful person, Viera. *lotsofhugs*
Thank you Terry...You made my day...

Hugs

simplyregina wrote on Jul 23
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

viera7 wrote on Jul 23
firefysh said
Very good, Viera. :-)
Sometimes we take too much for granted.
xxx.
Yes Graham...sometimes we do...

Thanks for your lovely comment...

Hugs

viera7 wrote on Jul 23
a lovely story x
Thank you dear Caroline for visiting...

belita747 wrote on Jul 23
Only people like you with a sweet heart would have posted such a beautiful story....

litocastro5 wrote on Jul 23
You've got a golden heart Viera...GBU always!Wonderful post!

hamsiadisantoso wrote on Jul 23

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.


arnejan wrote on Jul 23
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.

bendmeover wrote on Jul 23
You're a beautiful person, Viera. *lotsofhugs*

firefysh wrote on Jul 23
Very good, Viera. :-)
Sometimes we take too much for granted.
xxx.

pixielittlemagic wrote on Jul 23
a lovely story x

viera7 wrote on Jul 22, edited on Jul 22
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 ...
Thank you very much dear Nancy
for visiting my blog and leaving
a lovely message...

May your next week be fabulous...
Hugs

blondy2000 wrote on Jul 22
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 ...

A little Princess was born...





I would like to tell you
that a little baby girl

ADRIANA

was born this morning







My son and his wife are the happiest
couple today










viera7 wrote today at 8:13 PM
solmar said
Congratulations dear Viera! may be late, but better late than never...:) I just saw it...sorry my dear.
Lovely little Adriana, her name is spanish!
Hugggs and kisses.
ivonne
My dear Ivonne...
your visit here make me very happy.

I always admire your great comment

Thank you very much

I didn't know that the name has a spanish
background...

solmar wrote on Aug 16
Congratulations dear Viera! may be late, but better late than never...:) I just saw it...sorry my dear.
Lovely little Adriana, her name is spanish!
Hugggs and kisses.
ivonne

viera7 wrote on Jul 23
belita747 said
Wow... Viera.... now I realize how I have been behind such a wonderful news.... Congratulations to you and the newly-born baby's parents. One more star is born...
Thank you dear Belita...a little Princess came a little bit earlier to this world as was expected...Thanks God everything is well...
we are all very happy...

belita747 wrote on Jul 23
Wow... Viera.... now I realize how I have been behind such a wonderful news.... Congratulations to you and the newly-born baby's parents. One more star is born...

viera7 wrote on Jul 15
just a few 2 weeks ago, a precious baby girl was born to wonderful parents..please congratulate them from me, thanks!
Many thanks dear sister,
her parents are so happy
because she is feeling really well...

A big hugs back to you

viera7 wrote on Jul 15
Wow! she is ever-so-beautiful! thank you Viera for sharing her with us!
the pleasure is mine...

Thanks for visiting...

sistahpoet wrote on Jul 14
just a few 2 weeks ago, a precious baby girl was born to wonderful parents..please congratulate them from me, thanks!

sistahpoet wrote on Jul 14
Wow! she is ever-so-beautiful! thank you Viera for sharing her with us!

viera7 wrote on Jul 11
Happy days ahead for grandmother i have lots and all ages love them all...you are blessed so much :)
Thank you so much
for your lovely message...

Hugs

forevertoyou wrote on Jul 11
Happy days ahead for grandmother i have lots and all ages love them all...you are blessed so much :)

viera7 wrote on Jul 10

viera7 wrote on Jul 10
ecoop0601 said
Hello Viera, she's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the joy you and your family are experiencing. Congrats.
Hugs
Thank you Eugene...I appreciate your visit here...

Hugs

ecoop0601 wrote on Jul 9
Hello Viera, she's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the joy you and your family are experiencing. Congrats.
Hugs

viera7 wrote on Jul 9
Дорогая Татьяна,

Хочу поблагодарить Вас за Ваши прекрасные слова ...Спасибо большое за все. И как говорят ваши слова, Чтоб счастье и радость не знали разлуки, ...
C ЛЮБОВЬЮ К ВАМ...

Обнимаю вас
Виера

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tatyanafet wrote on Jul 9
Дорогая Виера!
Поздравляю Вас и Ваших детей с таким великим и радостным событием! Пусть Ваша маленькая принцесса растёт здоровенькой, умной и красивой девочкой! Благополучия всей Вашей семье и счастья!


Целую и обнимаю Вас.

leosprycat wrote on Jul 8
viera7 said
I really thank you dear Uncle Leo for your words...

She is so beautiful and
she touched the soul of my heart...

Hugs and smiles
back to you...
Viera, Niece, you're welcome...
*great big warm happy smile*...___
Uncle Leo


viera7 wrote on Jul 8
Gratulujem ku krásnej princezničke

Vítam ju medzi nami a prajem všetko najlepšie

Je veľmi krásna
Díky...je to ale Tomáškova zásluha...

Je taká drobnučká a zdá sa, že je celkom
ako Karolínka...
Zato prstíky má rovno pre klavír...

Lucka bola tiež úplne v pohode...

žiarila ako hviezda

viera7 wrote on Jul 8
*fun happy smile*...*great big smile*...
Viera, this is wonderful news...
*heehee*...Oh, Viera...Niece, I am
so happy for you and your family...
Viera, this is wonderful...___
Uncle Leo
I really thank you dear Uncle Leo for your words...

She is so beautiful and
she touched the soul of my heart...

Hugs and smiles
back to you...

simplyregina wrote on Jul 8
Gratulujem ku krásnej princezničke

Vítam ju medzi nami a prajem všetko najlepšie

Je veľmi krásna

leosprycat wrote on Jul 8
*fun happy smile*...*great big smile*...
Viera, this is wonderful news...
*heehee*...Oh, Viera...Niece, I am
so happy for you and your family...
Viera, this is wonderful...___
Uncle Leo


viera7 wrote on Jul 8, edited on Jul 9
Adrianka on 8th of July 2012




viera7 wrote on Jul 8
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viera7 wrote on Jul 8
A very Joyous Congrats my dear!!
Thank you Francisco ,
That gives me such happiness...

Hugs

rennaissanceman wrote on Jul 8
A very Joyous Congrats my dear!!

viera7 wrote on Jul 8
frankiex said
Congratulations Vieara,,,,
Happy days ,,,,from now on.....
Bless him ....
Frank
Xxx
Thank you dear Franki...

Happy days to you too...

viera7 wrote on Jul 8
Congratulations!!! And I'm sure you're now a proud and happy Grandmother. *hugs*
Thanks Terry...

oh yes...I am...

Hugs and smiles...

viera7 wrote on Jul 8
congratulations to you all a beautiful baby girl.:)xx
thank you dear Caroline...

Hugs

frankiex wrote on Jul 8
Congratulations Vieara,,,,
Happy days ,,,,from now on.....
Bless him ....
Frank
Xxx

bendmeover wrote on Jul 7
Congratulations!!! And I'm sure you're now a proud and happy Grandmother. *hugs*

pixielittlemagic wrote on Jul 7
congratulations to you all a beautiful baby girl.:)xx

viera7 wrote on Jul 6
jenny480 said
Congratulations and much love to you and new addition,a presious jewel to you and you familly.
xxxxxx
Thank you so much dear Jenny...

we are looking forward to having a new little Princess...

Hugs

viera7 wrote on Jul 6
dmvan said
How wonderful! Congratulations to you, your son and his wife!
Thank you dear Debbie,

That was a small surprise...we expected it a bit later...
Hugs

viera7 wrote on Jul 6
jjwilds said
Congratulation on the birth of your precious little girl. *HUGS* JJ
Thanks a lot...

we're all happy that it was safe...
Hugs

viera7 wrote on Jul 6
firefysh said
Congratuations.
May she shine in your lives like a new evening star. :-)
xxx.
Thank you Graham...

She will...I'm sure about it...
Hug

viera7 wrote on Jul 6
Congratulations Viera from the bottom of my heart !
Thank you Tina,
It was another very happy day...
Hugs

jenny480 wrote on Jul 6
Congratulations and much love to you and new addition,a presious jewel to you and you familly.
xxxxxx

dmvan wrote on Jul 6
How wonderful! Congratulations to you, your son and his wife!

jjwilds wrote on Jul 6
Congratulation on the birth of your precious little girl. *HUGS* JJ

firefysh wrote on Jul 6
Congratuations.
May she shine in your lives like a new evening star. :-)
xxx.

heksjealways wrote on Jul 6
Congratulations Viera from the bottom of my heart !