Years ago I was asked to give a presentation in Chicago at a conference. The title they requested was: "Coping with Vision Loss." As I began my presentation and started to share 'tips' on coping with vision loss, an elderly woman stood up and said - I don't see why we need to just cope - why can't we thrive! I absolutely loved her enthusiasm and determination. I told her I totally agree. My talk shifted to Thriving with Vision Loss. A simple word change gave it a different energy! Coping feels like getting by - making it. Sometimes we are in a place of coping. I recognized that as she said ... this was about thriving! Thriving is flourishing, growing vigorously, progressing towards a goal despite or because of circumstances. Whenever I hear the word cope, my mind often goes back to that sweet moment where I was reminded to transition to THRIVE!