Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Being Visually Impaired

Blessed are they who refrain from shouting when they speak to me.
Blessed are they that talk directly to me and not to someone else.
Blessed are they that say who they are when entering a room and say hello to me.
Blessed are they who say goodbye to me when leaving so I'm not left speaking to the air.
Blessed are they who tap my shoulder when they approach me from the back or side when speaking to me.
Blessed are they who wait for me to extend my hand before shaking it.
Blessed are they who places my hand on a object like a chair so that I can seat myself.
Blessed are they who do not leave me in a strange place without orientating me to it.
Blessed are they who offer me their arm as support to guide me without pulling, pushing or grabbing me.
Blessed are they who do not embarrass me in a group of people openly referring to my blindness in word or by action.
Blessed are they who laugh with me when I tell a joke related to blindness.
Blessed are they who treat me like a human being, for believe it or not I AM A HUMAN BEING.

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