Monday, September 28, 2015

The Smiles are Real

Dear Readers,
Last week, we went to a play, a parody of the all the Housewives shows, which I love.
I was super excited to go and laugh!
We got there early and decided to go to a new restaurant and have a drink before going in. We ordered our AF drinks and had so much fun just talking.

Then the show!
Except...I couldn't understand any of the dialogue. None of it.
So we left at intermission, and went to dinner instead.

But, for once, I wasn't depressed. I wasn't sad that I couldn't hear. 
My lack of hearing affects me, but it doesn't control me.
Maybe I can't go to plays, but I can do many other things.

Being hearing impaired presents challenges to be sure, and I never know in what situation I will be able to hear much or not. But it doesn't mean I can't have a full and happy rest of my life! It's up to me. I can decide to look for the light or the dark.

Dinner was so fun.
Mr. Untipsy told me all about the play (well, the first half).
And we laughed.
Our smiles are real here. 
They show us being happy with just being thankful for good food and the delightful company of each other.

With Much Love,
Wendy

On Day 389

23 comments:

  1. Sounds fun! This is what it's all about. Going with the flow. I need 10 minutes to readjust then off to the next adventure. Two restaurants in one night would make me happy! Lori

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    1. Hi Lori!
      I love any place where someone else makes my food!
      Well, that's at home too! Lol
      xo

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  3. Hello Wendy,
    I have the deepest admiration of how you deel with your hearing loss. I find it very impressive.
    I am happy you had a wonderful evening. And you have beautiful memories and a beautiful photo to show it. A handsome fella you've got there. :-)
    xx, Feeling

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    1. Hello Feeling!
      I was just reading your post!
      I'll comment later tonight!
      I am doing much better learning how to accept what I can about my hearing!
      xo
      Wendy

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  4. Hi Wendy. Sounds like a lovely evening. I really admire how you deal with the problem of not hearing. Turning the evening into one that was lovely for you and your husband shows amazing ability to accept life as it is, and that's wonderful. Thanks for writing about this. xo

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    1. Hi Thirsty!
      I just left a comment on your blog!
      Thank you so much.
      I am learning. In fact, I am looking up some works by Hellen Keller!
      I heard she is very inspirational!
      xo

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  5. What lovely smiles ;) so glad it didnt ruin your evening!

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    1. Hi Lori!
      Me too.
      I just refused to let it.
      Still a work in progress!
      xo

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  6. You both have lovely smiles. I'm glad you still had a great night.

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  7. do you find that the loop hearing devices help at all in some places? I have a friend who has a severe hearing impairment. He went to his grandsons presentation evening. He knew the venue - a big theatre - had a loop system he'd used previously. But they turned it off as they were worried it would interfere with the video recording they were doing. He was so angry about it he wrote to the headmaster complaining.

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    1. Hi Graham!
      I have not heard of looping!
      I will have to check it out!
      xo

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  8. Such beautiful happy smiles. So glad you didn't let it ruin your evening. I'm so inspired by this - find the good in every situation and you'll never be disappointed.

    Thank you for this.

    Sherry

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    1. Hi Sherry!
      Today I read about a blind coach.
      He had such an awesome outlook on life.
      I want that too!
      xo

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  9. So happy to see your happy smiles :) xx

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    1. Thank you!
      Not drinking means a lot more smiles!!
      xo

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  10. Lovely story.
    What a wonderful attitude to take. Good on you. Loving the joy I am seeing there!

    Gael

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    1. Hi Gael!
      I loved your post today!
      We are stronger than we think.
      xo
      Wendy

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  11. I love how radiant and positive your posts are. And photos!

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    1. Dear Time,
      I'm not so radiant in the morning!
      It takes me awhile to get going!!
      Ha.
      xo

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  12. Beautiful post and beautiful picture. Sounds like a great night!

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