Q is for QUALITIES
Qualities are defined as: “1. an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute…2. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing…5. a personality or character trait (kindness is one of her many good qualities)…” – Dictionary.com
Qualities are the beautiful stones of variety that form our foundation. Some of our qualities shine bright like the sun and stars, while others are hidden down deep and are muted earth tones. “Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.” – Juvenal
Our children often have very rough exteriors, which make it hard for people to see them as the beautiful, shining, unique diamonds they truly are. People, who put forth the effort to connect with our children and look past their more challenging attributes, will discover Extraordinary, Au-some individuals who will bless their lives in endless ways. Our children have a vast assortment of qualities that not only make them unique, but also help them look at the world in a very different light. Sometimes it seems as though God blessed us with these Special Angels, so that we could slow down and enjoy the true beauty and wonder in life, rather than concentrating on the meaningless distractions.
We believe the key to helping our children lead happy, healthy lives is finding ways to teach them how to cultivate ALL their qualities. Even their qualities that are deemed “undesirable” by society serve a purpose to them on a physical, mental or emotional level. Although we may want to discourage certain behaviors, we will need to help our children strengthen a different quality that fulfills the same need, which the more challenging behavior currently serves. Over time we will try many approaches, therapies, life-style changes, etc… in our quest to assist our children in reaching their God-Given potential. In the end through love, acceptance, perseverance and unending patience our children will find their way; and they will enjoy lives filled with a sense of pride and quality through the hope, love and faith we provide them. “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” – William A. Foster
Qualities “Our Way” are defined as: “characteristics, traits, behaviors, attitudes, etc… that comprise the beautifully unique people we each are.”
Autism Proud – Journey With Us – by Jest Tu Positive by Dorothy Stronglove is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.