For example, kids with special needs have lots of special tools, care, and education provided to them everyday through the public school: in other areas of the world, this does not happen. I love that our society values special needs children, and helps families who face the challenge (and blessing) every day. It takes a lot of work to be a caregiver. I think this is a good part of our society... no matter what side of politics you stand on. Valuing others is always good. It's a privilege to be part of such a society.
WARNING...Rabbit trail: education is often considered a right, yet is it? Have we lost the value, respect, and honor of education as this privilege is seen as a right our government/society owes us?
How Fun is that! :-) Now, come on, you wanted to start dancing too!?
So these are just a few items I pick up...but there are a few things I leave behind, besides my favorite coffee cup!
Today, an autistic middle schooler felt comfortable enough with me to give me a hug, a few hugs, and enjoyed smelling my hair. No words; just a warm, loving, accepting touch. How can a heart not burst into tears with that? I just want to wrap up these kids and love them forever, love their families, and cheer them on and on. So everyday pieces of my heart are left behind but somehow I don't see that as a deficit.
So, My encouragement: connect with a kid soon, You may be surprised what You pick up too!