We have seven cats in our house now.
One of them is an approximately one-year-old female cat called Chibi. It means “tiny” in English.
Actually, she is blind.
She was able to see things normally up until about three months after she was born, when she suddenly contracted a viral disease (like a cold) and became drastically debilitated.
Believe it or not, both her eyeballs fell out.
She recovered miraculously at the absolute edge of death.
Her other body parts still function normally, and she walks around and sleeps relying on sounds and smells.
Although she seems to vaguely feel light and shadow, she’s lost the ability to see things.
When she was small, she didn’t know where the cat toilet was, so we held her and took her there whenever we caught wind of it.
Only recently, she’s learned to be able to go by herself.
She seems to know roughly where we feed the cats.
However, she tells us by meowing when she wants to be fed because she’s usually somewhere else.
Every time it happens, someone brings her to be fed.
She can’t live without our help.
On one occasion, we suddenly found that she’d disappeared. She was nowhere in sight in the house.
She’s gone outside the house without anyone noticing.
Once she goes out by herself, she can’t return home.
We split up and looked for her all day, but we couldn’t find her.
She may have strayed into the forest because our house is in the mountain and there’re few houses around.
Miraculously, we found her sitting on her own in the middle of the path about 300 meters away from the house next day.
She was safe.
If she had been missing for any longer, she would definitely have been dead within a couple of days.
I think I’ve given you an idea of what Chibi is like. Every time I see her, I think:
She has no sight.
This fact doesn’t make her lack a single thing, however.
She’s complete as she is.
Chibi is blind. So what? Are there any problems?
The same holds true for you.
And that’s all good.