I had told myself i would take a break from blogging in the month of January but i just couldn’t resists posting something so here i am…..As i was walking home on Monday deep in my thoughts, a car suddenly stopped. The driver of the car rolled down their passenger window and asked me if i wanted a lift which i kindly declined. She then went to ask if i was sure i was okay and again i reassured her that i was fine. She then drove off. I was left there wondering “what did she see?” What exactly did she see? Did she a person with a disability and felt pity for them? Or did she see a person with a disability and wanted to make their day a little easier? I often wonder what people strangers see when they see me. When they see me standing at the traffic lights and they stare as they drive past? What do strangers see when they stare at me on the streets? I’ll never know what this particular woman saw or thought when she saw me but i am truly grateful that on that day, a stranger had the heart to make my day easier even though i declined her help.
What do you see when you a person with a disability?