That’s the answer….but the reason for that may surprise you…
My childhood was one where love, support and compassion were second to none; yet my teenage years were (as is mostly the case with Spectrumites) full of mixed signals, disappointments, lonely nights and responsibilities took center stage, even as my family and friends have been, then as they still are to this day, my biggest fans.
Even with all the odds against me, people looked at me as an inspiration because I was so positive. I guess I still am, even now, I’ve been told by a great friend that I’m the strongest person that he knows, an opinion that I value so much. Well, now, I’ve decided to let the cat out of my bag and let you all know what makes me so positive.
It’s my feeling, the faith I hold on to that helps me believe; know that beter days are coming. It may not be so easy to wait and it does require some work on my part, but the results are worth it. Without that light, that faith, the belief that things will work out in the end, I can honestly say that my path would be so different than what it is now. Now that Autism Awareness (and Acceptance) Month is over, hearing people call me an inspiration means a lot to me and helps me to know that I’m making a difference. All I can say is that the storm might seem hard to deal with now, but know that you’re not alone in your storm, faith is what keeps us going, one storm at a time, one month at a time, one day at a time.