Refreshing story of courage, love, faith

LETTER

Thank you for the refreshing article about Karen and Walter and their double mobility scooter. The world around us is in turmoil, so much for some and so little for others. Amidst all the confusion and argy-bargy of politics, and anger and blame, this is a story of courage and love and faith.

We get so caught up in the world around us, the do’s and don’ts of a society that constantly demands rights for all, no matter the price we pay. Suddenly we are stopped in a moment of wonder and reflection. Two wonderful people who are so happy with what we might perceive to be far less for a perfect life.

They have poor and no sight, and yet it seems to me they see each other more clearly than many perfect-sighted people. They have great courage to live their life to the full, despite the daily challenges they must continually meet. Their faith has given them freedom to access the worship that sustains them.

We struggle and worry and strive for perfection daily. This little story reminds us that we don’t need it all to be perfectly happy. It reminds me to value the love that I am given and give, to enjoy every moment whatever it brings, to see with eyes that see into a heart, and to have faith that transcends this world of worries and gives me peace and happiness.

Thank you Karen and Walter, may you have many happy years scootering together.

Nona Aston

Thank you for the refreshing article about Karen and Walter and their double mobility scooter. The world around us is in turmoil, so much for some and so little for others. Amidst all the confusion and argy-bargy of politics, and anger and blame, this is a story of courage and love and faith.

We get so caught up in the world around us, the do’s and don’ts of a society that constantly demands rights for all, no matter the price we pay. Suddenly we are stopped in a moment of wonder and reflection. Two wonderful people who are so happy with what we might perceive to be far less for a perfect life.

They have poor and no sight, and yet it seems to me they see each other more clearly than many perfect-sighted people. They have great courage to live their life to the full, despite the daily challenges they must continually meet. Their faith has given them freedom to access the worship that sustains them.

We struggle and worry and strive for perfection daily. This little story reminds us that we don’t need it all to be perfectly happy. It reminds me to value the love that I am given and give, to enjoy every moment whatever it brings, to see with eyes that see into a heart, and to have faith that transcends this world of worries and gives me peace and happiness.

Thank you Karen and Walter, may you have many happy years scootering together.

Nona Aston

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