When I was working on my bachelor’s degree, I had private voice lessons with an older woman who had gone blind. She had a beautiful large boned yellow lab that was her seeing eye dog. She was amazing. This woman played golf, traveled, went to plays and performances, and participated in the community. There was more than one time that she would state so calmly, open your mouth and smile. I would always wonder, how does she know if I am smiling or not she can’t see me!
This woman so impressed me because she didn’t let a “handicap” stop her from living her life. I can see, but there are things I can’t do. I must choose whether or not I let my own “handicaps” stop me from living a full life.