If you’re proud of what you did it doesn’t matter what other people think– that’s what I learned today
It’s 4 : 21 PM on day 594 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, hang out with my grandma – I don’t why more people my age don’t hang out with their grandparents sure it requires a LOT MORE patients but to me there’s no greater feeling than knowing that I possibly made my grandma feel a little less invisible – feed myself an avocado for breakfast, drink tea by myself, publish my Disability of the Day feature, publish my Kid of the Week feature, hang out with my brother – it started out with him wanting me to help him with his school project I don’t know how we ended up playing the whole time I guess we both get easily distracted – and feed myself rice and curry for lunch.
Yesterday evening one of my many cousins told my dad about the Facebook status I put up on my personal account last Saturday (see it below) and my dad being my dad he immediately came to ask me what my cousin was talking about I could see that he was embarrassed then a few hours later my mom told me not to post too much on my Facebook Wall thing is, I was (and am) REALLY PROUD of what I wrote because it made my community realize that I had thoughts and feelings too. Do you care what other people think even if you’re proud of what you did?
Yesterday I was somewhere and this person – a malu person – just started talking about me like I wasn’t even there and although I usually let these types of things slide today I’m breaking my silence the fact that I’m different doesn’t make me stupid or strip me of my feelings so the next time you see me please come up to me and talk to me and don’t come to my mother and talk about me while I’m sitting right there. I have Cerebral Palsy if you don’t know what it is Google it.