THE GIFT OF AUTISM
Many parents, when their child was diagnosed with autism, say their whole world fell apart, or they were devastated like it was a tragedy. Some parents even feel that they and/or their child with autism are being punished. Whilst so much focus is on curing and fixing people with Autism, that we can loose sight of and forget to see the beauty and many gifts they have.
Here are just a few:
People with Autism are so wonderfully honest, they normally say exactly what they think and feel. If they like you they genuinely like you, and if they don´t like you, you will know about it for sure.
They are so wonderfully innocent even in adult hood
They do not play mind games or manipulate people to get what they want
They are very clear about what they do want and what they do not want
They do not wear masks, but they are proudly and authentically themselves in a world where nearly everyone is trying to be something or somebody else.
They are oblivious to peoples status in a refreshing way, they do not get in awe of for example because someone is lawyer or Doctor and show them more respect, no they are in awe only if they like you and can connect with you.
Despite many books and professional opinion, they do deeply love and care in a way that is so pure, many times they are just not able to show it on the outside.
Right now, just take a moment to think about the positives and gifts the person with Autism you know, may have. And then take the time to do the same for yourself. This is not about arrogance or ego, this is simply about acknowledging and appreciating yourselves and those with Autism.
We cannot control others and how they behave, but we do have the POWER TO CONTROL AND CHOOSE OUR OWN THOUGHTS. Hopefully this will help you to FOCUS ON THE GIFTS of Autism and Autistic people rather than a seeing a disease or just their challenges. None of us are perfect, but we all deep down want to be loved and accepted just as we are, and so do Autistic people.
Our world is like an endless sea
In which I am perfectly me
Little do you really know
We are put here to help you grow