"Ugh, why is this light taking so long, I worried as I waited nervously at the crosswalk near my office. The company I worked for was doing layoffs, and I was terrified I’d be next on the chopping block if I was even a minute late.
"As the light changed, everyone rushed forward, except for a small elderly woman standing directly in front of me. As I tried to go around her, I noticed her dark glasses and long white cane.
“Excuse me, dear, will you help me?” the blind woman asked reaching out to touch my sleeve. For a second, I considered slipping away, but instead I took her hand and we started across.
“‘The sky is amazing!’ she said with a grin. I glanced up between the buildings, and saw a patch of clear blue sky with puffy clouds glowing in the morning sun. My steps slowed and I felt my anxiety drain—I’d never noticed how lovely the sky was at this time of day. ‘How’d you know?’ I asked her in awe.
“When we reached the corner she replied, ‘God’s work always is,’ then smiled and walked away.
“Suddenly, I realized I had been the blind one. As I walked toward my office, the world came alive. I gazed at a mother cradling her infant, saw fat birds pecking bread crumbs and marveled at the vivid bouquets on the florist’s stoop. Praise you, Lord, for helping me see. With His beauty all around me, my fear of a layoff slipped away…I even commented to the next passerby, ‘Isn’t the sky amazing?’” —Christina Wells, 45, Buffalo