Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Different NOT less

This post will not have a
lot of pretty pictures
only words.......
but I hope you will read it anyway
We have a couple in our neighborhood
that have a grown autistic daughter
Her name is Cassie
She is delightful, funny, honest
and yes, a little different
She is who she is and we love that about her!!
But the world does not like anything
out of the "Norm"
It puts us out of our comfort zone
But different does not mean less
I have first hand experience in this matter
My grandson is dyslexic
He learns differently
It's not a bad thing, just a fact
(actually I consider it a gift)
but our public schools are not set up
for any child that does not fit
the "normal" mold
We need to change our thinking
and understand that people
who think and learn differently
 can make a real difference
in our world
 We need people with
different minds!!!
Some of those who think differently than us
have accomplished great things.....
Mozart, Isaac Newton and Einstein
were all autistic
and the following were dyslexic
Nelson Rockefeller
Alexander Bell
Leonardo da Vinci
Pablo Picasso
George Patton
John Lennon
Steven Spielberg
different minds, but great minds
Every Little Birdie says,
Let's embrace our differences
and learn from one another


  1. Hola Marsha! Stopping by via Quintonwench blog hop and I am so happy I did! I love the warm, loving and sincere tone of your blog. I felt welcomed. I have a grandson who just turned 4 and is Autistic. He is a genius who spends most of his time on his IPad. He is a blessing. I left you some love & support by joining your site, I am now your new and loyal reader #72. I look forward to getting to know more about you and yours! Tootles!

    SimplyyMayra :)
    p.s. I invite you for a visit over at mine and hope you feel welcomed too! PonderWonders at www.simplyymayra.com

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. We are both blessed with grandsons who have special gifts. They are indeed blessings from the Lord. I will look forward to visiting your blog and getting to know you better as well.

  2. you post may not have had beautiful pictures but your words painted a beautiful picture in my head ;)

    I"m your newest follower from the GFC blog hop
    followme@ www.studentswife.com

    1. I was a little nervous about doing this post, wasn't sure people would take time to read it. Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. I couldn't agree more! Lovely post Marsha, thanks for sharing it xx

  4. Beautiful post and I love that you are celebrating and raising awareness about the beauty of different minds.

    Following ya now from the GFC hop. We're riding the wave of life at localsugarhawaii.com and I'd love for you to join us, AND... today we're hosting a team lead link up so please do come join us and grow, grow, grow with other sweet bloggers and creative souls.


  5. Love your writing!! Nice to meet ya chicky! Stop by my blog when you get a second and lets be friends? Maybe we could follow each other??

  6. So true and so thoughtful. I love that about you my sweet Mom!