I can only feel a sadness for them for missing such moments...the beautiful moments that hold so much meaning, if only we take the time to notice them. Perhaps I am out of touch, out of fashion, out of this world. But as William Sherman said, "To be yourself, simple, honest and unpretending, you will enjoy through life the respect and love of friends."
So just as my precious little blind dog Gracie does, I too will let my little light shine! For it does and will make a difference. And, I will, as Homer said, "Go on with a spirit that fears nothing." I will applaud the flowers growing in the cracks and the people and lives they represent. For there are many of us who thrive in the cracks and crannies of life. And for them I am grateful.
Gracie practices and exhibits courage every single day, with every step she takes. She is my little brave flower, a flower of hope. She has a love of life that few humans possess. She will stand in a crowd or an elevator full of people and roll over onto her back to be petted. She will coo and give them a gentle kiss with her little pink tongue. They say, "Oh poor thing she is missing an eye. She is blind." Oh no quite the contrary, she isn't missing anything. She lives for the moment, the special, the ordinary, the mundane, the glorious moments that this life offers to all of us, if only we pay attention. Gracie lets her little light shine, as would all of us, if we would only dream, wish, believe, and live in the moments we are blessed with!