Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trusting the one you walk with

I was reminded of this in June 2014 when I attended the funeral of my mom's cousin. There we were in the church and the ushers were seating us. One of them who I did not know came up to me and offered me his arm and as we walked he said, "'I guess that you have to trust the one you walk with, right?"

I did not think of it right away but upon further reflection I conceded that he was absolutely correct. I have to trust the one I walk with and it does not matter whether or not I know them. Scary you say? Only if you let it be so.

Come to think of it, is this not what we all do each time we fly? We have to trust the pilot who flies the plane and chances are that we would not even know them. The same holds for a bus driver, a cab driver, and anyone else who we need to trust whenever we drive or fly.

Trust for me is very important but there are times when I have to put my hesitation aside and go with the flow. I guess that this is so for all, if not most, of us who are blind.

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