I'm so grateful to have spent several years working with children with Autism. I'm grateful for all they taught me and for the way each one helped me to grow into a better person. I'm grateful for the amazing parents I met that go above and beyond every day for their children. I'm grateful for each smile, each word, each hug that I received from the beautiful children I worked with and I'm grateful for those memories.
Today is also National Reconciliation Day. It is a beautiful opportunity to reach out to those you wish to repair relationships with or even just close that chapter. Forgiveness is the greatest gift that you can give yourself, whether the forgiveness of something or someone in the past or forgiveness of yourself. It is such a powerful and beautiful gift.
I'm grateful to practice forgiveness. I'm grateful for a holiday to remind us of its importance. I'm grateful that both Autism Awareness and Reconciliation Day are a great reminder to honor people for who they are and at the place they are in life. We are all growing and changing and yet we are all imperfectly perfect just the way we are in every moment. I'm grateful for seeing this perfection in myself and others. I'm grateful to honor each of us for who we are today. And I'm grateful for those who offer me the same love.
Have you taken the time to learn about Autism? Is there something in your life needing reconciliation today? How can you honor yourself and others? May today bless you with understanding and compassion. May love fill your heart. Have a beautiful day!