Important life lessons I’ve learned from people with special needs

Posted: October 18, 2006 in All, Blogroll, children, humour, Life, Motivation & Inspiration, poetry

A lot of people are uneasy around people with special needs.  I don’t know why, they are just people who are different.  Some can’t speak with words, or move their bodies, but they always make the best out of whatever they have.  I work with special needs children, and would choose to work with them instead of “normal” children on any day.  They may not communicate in the normal sense, but if you pay attention, you sure can learn a lot.  So, I’m going to write the most important lessons I’ve learned from people with special needs.

-First and foremost: when you fall down,  get back up.

-Never give up.

-The smallest of accomplishments are a big deal. 

-On somedays, getting out of bed and ready to go can be the biggest accomplishment all day, but it is no less valuable than any other accomplishments.  After all, if you don’t get out of bed and try, then you will accomplish nothing.

-When happy, laugh as loud as possible.  Let everyone  know you’re happy and make sure you spread it around.

-When you are unsuccessful at trying something new, keep trying until you get it right.

– Don’t look at how beautiful or ugly, fat or skinny, odd or obnoxious a person is, when looking at people to determine if they’re any good, look into their soul and spirit.

-When you’ve got something important to say, and no one is listening, you keep trying different ways of communicating until someone hears you.

-Find something enjoyable in everything you do.

-When  you feel like you can’t go anymore, do it anyway.

-From the chronically ill special needs kids, I’ve learned that everyday is special and should be lived to the fullest of your ability.

  1. diana says:

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Blake Davis says:

    This is a beautiful article. I am only 15, but I myself am uneasy around the special needs children. I do however, pray for them that they themselves are happy for who they are.

    Thank You

  3. Manymeez says:

    Thanks! These children are beautiful people, and incredibly strong, independent and amazing.

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