I am humbled by the response from my last blog post, and I have gained many new readers.  Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here! 

We’ve had a few rough days here… no particular reason (except a full moon?).  I have this nagging headache that won’t go away, and I know what it is.  Worry.  Frustration.  Fear.  Sometimes this autism thing can really burn you out, but as I sit at my computer tonight, I couldn’t help thinking of my favorite quote:

The only disability in life is a bad attitude

I quote that to myself many times during the day.  It’s SO true.  Attitude can make or break your day, your life, your future.  One of the things posted in my office keeps me grounded.  I’d love to share it with all of you:

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of Attitude on life.  Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  It will make or break a company… a church… a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We cannot change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our Attitude.  I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”   ~ Charles Swindoll

I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me today… and many days in the past. 

“Grant me patience for all my blessings…”



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  1. I love this…..Attitude is everything! And Becki….my awesome friend, you have an amazing attitude and outlook on life. I love who you are, what you’re about and I wish you all the best ever minute of every day! Love you!

  2. Totally love that quote!! I have a book of quotes and that one is headed for a doubt!

  3. I just read your 2 most recent postings. No truer words could be said about “paras”. They, along with the teacher, make such a huge impact upon our autistic children’s life. We’ve had great para’s in Jacob’s classrooms also.
    We are running into some issues with “daycare”…for lack of a better term. (He’s there before and after school.) I feel that they don’t know Jacob even though he’s been at this place for 6 years. I’m sure life is easier for them dealing with the neurotypical kids but life, in general, isn’t a straight, bump-free road.
    Thx for your postings. t

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