If there’s one thing our mom taught us, it’s to write thank you notes. When we were kids, we absolutely could NOT play with our new toys until those thank you notes were sealed and dropped into the mailbox. So when late night show host Jimmy Fallon started writing satirical thank you notes in front of a live audience, we knew our mother would applaud. Then we read author and blogger, Jen Hatmaker’s mommy thank you notes, and we developed a conspiracy theory that our mother was somehow behind this thank you writing trend.
That got us thinking…has anyone written thank you notes from blind people? We haven’t seen any. But if we missed it, please let us know, and we will start working on our apology notes immediately.
Thank you dishwasher, for always being wide open when I’m plowing through the kitchen. I love how you announce your presence by pushing abruptly into my shins.
Bruised Blind Lady
Thank you stranger giving me directions, for telling me that the place I’m looking for is “right over there”, and then promptly walking away before I can further inquire which direction your invisible hand was pointing. You have been most helpful today.
Lost in Louisville
Thank you mother of small child at Starbucks, for loudly telling your child how thankful they should be for their eyes after I walk by you with my cane. Without you, I may not know that I serve as a constant reminder for people to count their blessings.
Your Inspirational Blind Person
Thank you potluck dinner for putting me on the edge of my seat with every bite. That appetizing macaroni salad made my taste buds stop in their tracks when it revealed itself as fruit cocktail smothered in marshmallow sauce. The creamy avocado dip sent bullet holes through my brain when it turned out to be wasabi. The delectable surprises are endless and I am forever grateful to you for that.
Low Vision Foodie
And it wouldn’t be fair to thank the potluck dinner, without also thanking the serving utensils. So, thank you serving utensils, for blending effortlessly into your surroundings. I enjoy awkwardly fumbling around in search of you, while dipping my pinky finger in the bowl of hummus as I grope. Thank you for providing this fun Where’s Waldo game of finding the salad tongs.
Partially-Sighted Potluck Lover
Thank you especially large cracks in the sidewalk for providing me the opportunity to abruptly stab myself in the chest with a long white cane.
Blind Guy Walking
We want to read your thank you notes, too! Please comment with your own notes of gratitude. Our mother insists.