Thought Wheel

From the mind of Ann Chiappetta

Blind Beatitutes

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BLESSED ARE THEY that refrain from shouting when they speak to me.

BLESSED ARE THEY that talk directly to me and not to some one
else.

BLESSED ARE THEY that say who they are when entering a room and
say hello to me.

BLESSED ARE THEY that say goodbye to me when they leave so I am
not left speaking to the air.

BLESSED ARE THEY that do not hesitate to say “SEE” when talking
to me.

BLESSED ARE THEY who tap my shoulder gently when they approach
from behind or from the side when speaking to me.

BLESSED ARE THEY who wait for me to extend my hand before shaking
it.

BLESSED ARE THEY who place my hand on an object such as the back
of a chair when telling me where it is, so I can seat myself.

BLESSED ARE THEY who do not leave me in a strange environment
without orienting me to it.

BLESSED ARE THEY who offer me their arm so they can serve as my
guide, instead of grabbing, pulling or shoving me.

BLESSED ARE THEY who come up to me in a large crowd and offer to
help me when I appear disoriented.

BLESSED ARE THEY who do not embarrass me in a group of people by
openly referring to my blindness in word or action.

BLESSED ARE THEY who laugh with me when I tell a joke related to
blindness.

BLESSED ARE THEY who read me the menu and its prices and allow me
to order my own meal.

BLESSED ARE THEY who take me to the cashier so I may pay for my
own meal.

BLESSED ARE THEY who do not distract my guide dog from being my
active eyes.

BLESSED ARE THEY who treat me like a human being, for like it or
not I AM a human being.

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