Bubble Gum On My Shoe to “I Wish I didn’t have Asperger’s” #AutismPositivity2012

This post was originally published at http://www.bubblegumonmyshoe.com/2012/04/i-wish-i-didnt-have-aspergers.html and is reprinted here with permission from the author.


To I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers: #AutismPositivity2012

As-per-ger’s syndrome   noun \ˈäs-ˌpər-gərz-\
: a developmental disorder resembling autism that is characterized by impaired social interaction, by repetitive patterns of behavior and restricted interests, by normal language and cognitive development, and often by above average performance in a narrow field against a general background of deficient functioning—called also Asperger’s disorder via Merriam-Webster
My letter to a person with Asperger’s: I won’t call you special.
I won’t call you “special” I will call you tenacious.  A tenacious person of truth.  In a world where we see so much corruption, you are a light.  You will be the light in the darkest parts of this world.  A light that reveals truth to humankind because you know no other way.  You are one of the privileged few who will lead life without the guilt of lying to get ahead, or hurt, or taking; because it does not come easily for you.  When truth is uncovered it is hard to keep darkness hidden.  You are needed so desperately to provide balance and rightness in this world.
I won’t call you “special” I will call you awe-inspiring.  Your ability to focus is an unparalleled talent.  Little or big, you will do great things.  You hear what other’s cannot hear; and see what other’s cannot see.  Your visions are clear and you are unstoppable.  You will bring such wonder and change with your ideas and abilities.
I won’t call you “special” I will call you human.  Every human being no matter who they are, no matter their limitations; walks the Earth with doubt.  Doubt that they aren’t good enough, or strong enough or normal enough.  We all spend too much time trying to fit in and be who we think we should be instead of who we are.  The sooner we accept who we are and focus on the abilities and talents we already have instead of wishing for ones we don’t have, the happier we will be.
I won’t call you “special” I will call you loved.  You are loved. Know that.
This post was a combination of the A-Z Challenge {\ˈäs-ˌpər-gərz-\} “Z” AND 
{We are asking every blogger in the autism community to write a message of positivity to #IWishIDidntHaveAspergers.  So that next time that individual (or another) types that sad statement into Google, he or she will find what they need – support, wisdom, and messages of hope from those who understand.}


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