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Wow... [Sep. 20th, 2004|04:12 pm]
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I just had the most amazing experience at the laundrette. I just popped next door to the newsagent to get a drink, and on my way back I passed a young lass being pushed in a wheelchair. Now I don't look too long at people in wheelchairs, because some would consider it rude, but in this instance it was very difficult for me to look away. This young lass had the most awesome smile, and she held my gaze until we passed each other. It was one of those smiles that you can't help smiling at. I'm still smiling now! :-) It puts everything into perspective, you know? This lass may have been handicapped, but it doesn't stop her being the happiest person in the world... and to be able to pass that happiness onto others just from a smile...? Well, that has just made my day. :-D

[User Picture]From: yumseta
2004-09-20 03:18 pm (UTC)
As you know, Nic's sister Tracy is disabled too, but she's always, always smiling.
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[User Picture]From: stainsteelrat
2004-09-20 03:41 pm (UTC)
I agree, things like this definitely put things in perspective.

I was driving back from the shops with my girlfriend at the weekend (in case you didn't realise, I'm living in Brasil), it was pouring with rain, we stopped at some traffic lights, and a 6/7 year old boy dressed in essentially rags runs in front of the car and starts juggling (obviously to earn a few pennies). It was pretty depressing, but again it did put things in perspective...
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[User Picture]From: rainb0w_brite
2004-09-20 03:58 pm (UTC)
aww thats so cute :D

some peeps think coz u in a wheel chair u stupid! which isnt the case and give u funny looks and such like i kinda know the feeling i wasnt in a wheel chair but i had epelepsy as a kid 3 months old till 15 years old and people looked at me weird and would say i had a desease and that i was stupid that has affected me now and i find it hard to make friends, so i can simperthize with people in thoose kinda situations

but i say to people who have been through what i have to keep there head up high and try to be strong and to keep smiling i used 2 look after kids that were desabled at my college ( people thought i was weird 4 doing so) but i did it to give them conferdence and to make sure they were happy

it made me so happy to see them smile
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[User Picture]From: avalon
2004-09-20 04:31 pm (UTC)
Aww! That's really awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: coralleane
2004-09-20 06:17 pm (UTC)
Monday is the day I work afternoons and we have a couple of regular customers who came in today. Barbara is sweet - she has some sort of stunted mental development but can manage well enough to come to the shop to get odds and ends for the people she's living with. (I assume a sister and her family, although I don't really know) Last Easter I had to help her pick out a card and write it for her, and she quite often comes up with a shopping list that we have to help her with. And Mary who has great difficulties with speech - none mentally that I notice, just some sort of problem that makes her unable to form words clearly. She jabbers away like nothing on earth though. *g* And Wendy and her sister (again, I assume) who come in and always have the magazines put in a separate bag so Wendy can carry them... It just amazes me how much nicer they are than a lot of our other customers. ;)
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