Happy Mothers Day!

Today, rather than a normal weekly post, i’d like to share a poem that a friend of mine wrote.

I would also like to wish all of the mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day.

Mother’s Day Poem:

To mother: Families are like trees, with roots hidden from view, anchored by generations of knowledge

Fresh leaves reaching toward the blue

This is the cycle of life, and you are my mother

For your branches will continue growing, for the way there is no other

A mother’s journey continues, her loving roots deeply grounded below , Her nutrients are knowledge

Which eternally help the tree to grow

You may be unseen or forgotten, By the fruits flourishing far above

Your tears, wisdom and energy

Feeds the forest you love

This is only a small glimpse

Of how deep her roots bore

For a mother’s grace, nurturing and love

Continue for evermore

-Mark J Mossman

Light The World With Kindness – Accepting Autism

Spectrum – A condition that is not limited to a specific set of values, but one that can vary without steps across a continuum. Put another way, it’s something that keeps going, slowly changing over time, like us.. humans, and the four seasons. This month is Autism Acceptance Month.

If you have ever met one person with Autism, you’ve met Autism. Autistic people are wonderfully unique, and the challenges they face with their families are diverse.. these issues being particularly relevant during the current COVID-19 crisis. A pandemic that exposed and heightened glaring inequality around the world, at a time when our daily routine (that most of us find important) is upturned.

The world can be a scary place for everyone, but more so for those with autism. Knowing that they are accepted, they will lead fuller and more meaningful lives, as an integral part of society. We all have certain demands that need to be addressed on the other side of the spectrum. It’s time to celebrate, encourage, accept, and understand those who we assume to be “different”.

It will simply detonate any illusions, assumptions, and conclusions we’ve made about this extraordinary human condition. Let’s face it, we’re equal, we’re different, and we need one another. No one needs to be excluded. Spending time with someone with Autism will be a rare look inside the Autistic mind, and an entry into an entirely unknown world. By listening to their voice, we can understand its echoes and stretch our vision of what it means to be human.

It will astound you, ground you, and they will feel less alone.