This post was originally published at http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/2012/04/autismposivityday-flash-blog.html and is reprinted here with permission from the author.
#AutismPosivityDay -Flash Blog
We are flashing blogging you today to let you know that first of all you are not alone. There is an awesome community of people out here in internet-land who would love to connect with you to share love and support with you.
Some of those people have Aspergers or are somewhere along the vast Autism Spectrum.
Some of those people are parents or relatives of children with autism.
Some of them are just the plain old gracious people in the world who love you for exactly who you are now and for who you will become in the future.
I am one of those people.
I have 2 sons on the spectrum. They both have Aspergers and they are both totally different from one another. They may even be different than you, but in some ways we are all alike.
We are share humanity.
We are all imperfect.
We all have our special gifts.
We all have obstacles to overcome.
We all have days that absolutely suck…where we all feel like the entire world is against us and that we can’t do anything right.
But here’s the good news….
Every single day doesn’t suck.
On the days that don’t…we have to take notice.
We may even have to write down the things that are good in that day.
Even the smallest things like…
The sun is shining.
I have the most comfortable bed on earth.
I had a good meal today. There are plenty of people in the world who don’t.
Some one smiled at me and said hello.
I may not be the most popular person, but I have 1 REAL friend.
Although my parent’s bug the shit out of me…at least they love me.
I don’t have every thing I want but…
I am better off today than I was a year ago.
The really great thing about you…is that you do have a Special Gift.
You have an interest that you know more about than probably any of your peers.
You see things that they don’t have the benefit of seeing.
Hey and guess what…if some of those peers are not nice to you…or don’t get you…
That sucks for them!
Because you are freakin’ awesome at whatever you truly WANT to be awesome at!
Look at your Aspergers not as a disability but as a superior ABILITY.
Aspergers is the ability to focus on what you truly LoVE!
Aspergers is the ability to think outside of the box.
Aspergers is the ability to solve a problem differently and maybe better than anyone else can.
Aspergers is the possibility to change the world.
I have every confidence that if you truly want to…You CAN DO That!
So have your pity party or a day…like I did yesterday, (I am human right?)
But don’t let those bad days take over your life.
Get out there and do something to help someone else.
Guess what someone out there is having an even harder time than you are?!
That’s the absolute best way to make yourself feel better.
Go watch something that you think is hilarious and laugh to change your mood.
(“I LOVE LUCY” or any thing Chris Rock works for me.)
Get up and get moving!
Make your list of things that you are going to do to make your life better.
Think about the things you CAN control…because there are so many that we can not.
I promise you …if you make a list of the positives in your life…they will outweigh the negative.
But even on those suckiest of sucky days…please know that you are not alone.
There is someone in the world who loves you.
I am one of those people.
Join me in my Aspergers Community on facebook
All of the members today are listing the great things about the Aspie in their lives.
I’m sure you will see yourself on that list.