“A guide. I never seek a lifeboat but instead, I seek a Lighthouse. I seek trusted people who can guide and remind me that the light I no longer see is still there. I find people who has light coming from their hearts that I can see from far, far away. They know they never have to step into the dark with me, but simply shine and I’ll walk towards them. There’s no way to take away my struggle without also taking away my strength. You never know when you are a lighthouse in someone else’s storm.” ~Christina Holtz
Christina is a wife, mom, and Assistant Director of the Center for Independent Living.
Blind Beauty 3 Featured Image Description:
The image is a mock magazine cover titled Blind Beauty. Christina M. Holtz is on the cover positively glowing with her beautiful smile which lights up her face. She looks lovely in a sheer white cover-up with lace detailing over a pink tropical floral dress. Her look is pulled together with pink jewelry and lip color.
Blocks of text superimposed on Christina’s photo are: “Bold | She Keeps Pressing Onward,” “Blind | She Has Deeper Insight,” “Beautiful | She Sees To The Heart Of Others”
Eyesight is great for driving. Not so good for judging others. Often, the person most qualified, willing to give the most, love the deepest and try the hardest is overlooked while standing right in front. Judged as not perfect enough because of skin color, disability, weight, sexual orientation, and/or a number of other ways they didn’t “look normal.” Appearance often determines who is counted as important and who isn’t. It often determines who is held back from healthcare, jobs, an education, and numerous other opportunities. Change the way we see. It’s where independence begins. Happy Independence Day….for all. christinamholtz
Christina, a friend of mine, wrote and shared the above wise words on social media and with her permission I’m sharing it with you because it’s such an important message for everyone. I also felt with tomorrow being Independence Day and the day when the featured Woman On The Move article will be published these words couldn’t be more timely.
“And I knew I wanted to be an author. From the time I figured out words could be written down in books and enjoyed, again and again, I knew someday I would write.” ~Jo Pinto, Author, Bright Side of Darkness
Stay tuned for Jo’s article which will be posted tomorrow noon ET.
Image: Jo Pinto Receives the 2016 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Award. She is seen here posing for the camera holding her award in both hands with her white cane under her right arm. Jo is looking very stylish in a blue, black & white abstract floral print dress and black boots.