Recently I received an email that meant so much. They were reading my book: Look up, move forward. We both have the same eye condition: Retinitis Pigmentosa. She said: “Reading your book … it feels like your words – and your feelings are mine. I can so relate to what you are sharing. I am inviting my family to read your book so they can understand.” Pam from VT
She quoted this excerpt from my book that had helped her:
“Those few moments on the porch mark the foundation of many lessons I draw upon. Most importantly, I learned that I could find strength when it seemed lost. I learned that my reserved were there when I needed them, and that I could choose courage and joy, even when it was difficult. I, of course, could get caught in the story of the challenges of my eye condition, but equally possible, and dramatically more desirable, was working through my emotions until I arrived at a place of determination.”
Thank you Pam! The power of connection to know we are not alone in our journey helps us so much.
The chapter begins with a favorite quote:
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. — Elisabeth Kubler Ross