I am grateful on this day,
Tuesday 14th December 2010,
It has been treacherous under foot,
mounds of ice everywhere on the roads,
making driving very scary!
This situation is quite rare here in the UK,
the services are ill prepared
for such 'extreme' weather.
Having gingerly stepped out of the car
onto the kerbside as I was
waiting for the bus,
I noticed a young man with a white stick
shuffling his way
along the edge of the snow.
I saw someone approach him to see
if he needed help,
he gestured that he was okay.
My heart was aching for this young person
being out there, braving the elements.
The feeling of admiration
tinged with sadness
stayed with me throughout the day
remembering his slight figure disappear.
Today the snow has almost gone,
I'm feeling much better about
my gratitude for mobility is soaring.