(Someone go check on Sweetboy. I’m pretty sure he’s online trying to buy us a house in Disney World as I type!)
Special is as special does. (Did Forrest Gump say that?) And, since my sweet family has just come off of the high that was “The Lego Movie”, we’re all feeling like we really can be special. And, that everything is awesome. I have to admit, I’m a fan of the message that movie sent.
Find your Special.
We’re all diamonds in the rough. Some of our rough is just… well, rougher than others.
Back to being special. Because, really, don’t we all long to be?
Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. If you’ve been around here for any length of time, then you already know the scoop. Sweetboy was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, an Autism Spectrum Disorder, when he was two years old. You can read how we roll with it here and how the depression hit because of it here.
I think it’s safe to say that this day holds a very special place in my heart. Greater awareness helps everyone – the children, the educators, the parents, the care providers and the larger community.
And while we’re talking about being special, unique, and yea, maybe even nerdish, please! Go check out this awesome answer actor Wil Wheaton gave to a young girl’s question about being called a nerd at Comic Con. So. Amazing.
We need more of exactly this in humanity.
Less looking for how others are weird and more finding your Special.