- Autism is a super ability. It is something not fully understood. Yet, here, it is fully embraced. It is something to be celebrated and understood to the best ability we can. I can help you with that! New parents, newly diagnosed, curious parents...whoever wants to be educated. I am here for you to shed some light on autism. It is not enough with awareness, we need to end the stigma that is associated with autism.
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- My son is just like your child, only different. I write that with a huge smile because it is an oxymoron but it is so true when you think about it. So, think about it. They play, sing, draw, color, dance, and go to school (or are home schooled). They test our patience, are messy sometimes, and just loved to be loved. Our kids are bundles of joy, inspiration and imagination. They are inquisitive and need their voices heard. They are one in the same, only different because mine has a label. That is all. But in reality, we do not pay attention to that label that is placed on him. We see the ABLE not the label. He is able to do everything that a typical, healthy child can do. It has to be all about attitude and perception.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Albert Einstein was a famous genius. As we look at and analyze what he has been quoted, we
will realize that we are all geniuses, too!
Hey, we may even become famous one day. First, we
must believe then dare to dream.
1. “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”
We learn from mistakes. After all, mistakes are proof that we are trying. If we do not try,
we will never have the chance to make mistakes. If we do not make these mistakes, how
can we ever learn? We all make mistakes. Mistakes give us the fuel to keep learning and
bettering ourselves. Mistakes give us the courage to try new things to see what can really
work for us. We are human. We make mistakes. Do not ever be afraid to make a mistake
because you will hinder yourself from learning valuable new things.
2. “The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has it
own reason for existing.” – A. E.
Kids ask hundreds of questions a day because they are curious. They want to know about
the world around them and how to navigate it successfully. Nothing is out of bounds for
kids. As you may know, they will question everything. We must be like kids again. We
must stay wondrous and curious about the world around us. We must keep those
questions rolling. Let’s be curious about math, science, art – whatever fuels your soul.
This is our reason we are here. We exist to learn. We were born to explore.
3. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – A. E.
Sometimes when things get difficult for us, we let negativity get in our way. Doubts can
enter our mind. Feelings of defeat can pass over us. Although we have choices, during a
difficult situation it may be tough to realize that. But, in fact, we do have great choices.
We can choose to let the difficult things control us or we can rise and see the
opportunities. Instead of asking ourselves why it is happening to us, we must ask
ourselves, what we can learn from the situation. What is the difficult situation trying to
teach us? That question brings great opportunities to better us. So, the next time you are
facing a challenging situation, remember that is an opportunity to learn something new.
4. “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
Nothing really can happen to a ship when it is docked at shore but then when you think
about it, what good are they? Yes, they are safe, but ships, like us, were made to move.
When we are home, we are in our comfort zone. We are safe because we are close to
what we know but we were made for so much more. We were built for exploring,
learning, traveling, sharing- to name a few things. When we step out of our comfort zone,
we give ourselves the chance to learn something new and to try things that may enhance
our lives. So, let’s remember to take chances. Let’s take risks. That is how we learn, and
we teach others.
5. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is though as everything is a
miracle.” – A.E.
We should live life to the fullest. Let’s make every moment count. Each day, we are
given a fresh start to learn, teach, experience and create. Everything we get to do is a
miracle. Every little thing. Of course, we must have the mind set to look at it that way.
When we are on the right track, even the smallest of things will appear as miracles. The
choice we make in how we want to live our lives is simple. The positive energy flows and
that cannot be denied. Abundance of positive opportunities appear in our day to day
happenings. If we choose not to see any miracles, we are surely missing out on all that
life has to offer us. For starters, we can choose to see our ability to learn as a miracle. So,
how do you want to live your life?
6. “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole
strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery
demands all of a person.” – A.E.
Lots of people can claim to be masters but what consists of a true master? We can only
become masters when we fully engage ourselves. When we give our all, when we use our
energy, strength, power and do things beyond the greatness of self, then we can become
masters. If you are not devoted, how can you master the task at hand? Whether it is
learning a new subject, learning a language or sport, devotion must be present. True
masters give it all they got. If we want mastery in any field, we can do it. Of course, we
can but we have to remember that mastery requires all parts of us. We get out all that we
7. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with
big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” –
If you really want to do something, do it! No matter how many times you must start
again, just do it. If you truly desire that certain something, go for it and never, ever give
up on it. Give everything but up. We may fail at first, but you must use those failures as
stepping stones and building blocks to success. Get up and try again, try harder and try
something new but never give up on something that you truly want to do for yourself.
Dream, and dream big. Dreams give us power. We can have a million and one facts
memorized about a certain topic but what does that accomplish if we do not have dreams
to make something out of our lives? Remember, dreams are energy for our soul. Dreams
bring power to our abilities. So, dare to dream!
8. “Education is not the learning of facts, it’s rather the training of
the mind to think.” – A.E.
Education is all around us. But, many people seem to associate education happening
inside of a classroom and that is not the case. In school, we learn lots of facts. We
memorize terms, equations, timelines etc. That is not real education. As children, we are
usually told what to think not how to think. When we realize this, we must use this as an
opportunity to train our minds. When we become aware and train our minds to think, we
become powerful. This is when we are inviting true education to occur. We will begin to
look at all situations with fresh eyes and see that education is all around us. It is
everywhere we go. Education is in all that we do and see. It rarely happens sitting at a
desk. Education is within us and all around us. Everywhere we go, everything we do;
there is always something to learn. Education comes with us. It is within us and within all
things. It is about perception but most importantly training our mind to think.
9.“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to
climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – A.E.
It is true, it must be right? After all, Albert Einstein said it. But in fact, everybody is a
genius. We all are geniuses. So, pat yourself on the back because you rock! We are all
filled with great potential and capabilities. We are all good at something. (If we choose
to, we will see that we possess the power to be great at endless things.) we are limitless
beings. We can be better at something than the next person. In turn, that person can excel
at something we are not so good at. We all have different abilities. We can become more
powerful when we work as a community and combine our abilities but when a person is
judged by something they cannot do, they will believe they are not worthy or capable.
Thus, they will live their life, like the fish (who we know is a great swimmer but
obviously cannot climb a tree) only seeing what they are being judged by rather than
what they excel in. Let us not judge but understand.
10.“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – A.E.
Learning is a lifelong process. Each and everyday we can learn something new no
matter how small this something may be. We must choose to be life long learners. We
must dwell in the possibilities. This is what life is all about. When we learn, we grow.
When we are not learning, how can we grow? And, if we do not grow, how can we live?
Remember. There is always something to learn. Everywhere we go and in everything we
do, there is always something to learn. We have the capability to learn endless
information. Let’s take advantage of that, life is about learning. After all, Albert Einstein
was right, an individual starts dying when they stop learning, don’t you think?
Go out and learn something today. Choose to see the inspiration in our everyday lives.
After all, you’re equipped with all you need to get on the right track. Remember, live life
to the fullest.
You’re a genius!