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Friday, October 01, 2010

Diversity and Equality

I used to ask the presence of people with disability in the society.I couldn't see the point of having them around us. It hurt me to see them suffer. I asked God why He created them if they can't live normally as I do.I imagined how hard for their parents and family members to deal with people with special needs.The worst thing is rejection.They're hardly accepted because of how they look and act.

Then I learned a great lesson about diversity.It was in 2008 when these special children turned my life into a better perspective.I joined a summer camp for children with disabilities.Being with them in ten days gave light to my question. It was clear to me then that they're sent from above to teach  us love, acceptance, patience and equality despite their physical and mental condition.

Though they don't look, think and act as expected to their age they're still part of the community. They belong in our society. They ought to be given educational and social rights.We might think they're no use but disabled people who became successful in their quest as physically and mentally-challenged people lift our spirit.They simply inspire us.All things work together for good. They're with us to touch the dying souls and to give courage to hopeless ones.Despite their condition you see the smile on their faces.

At times we question God about His ways but the moment we find the answer, it will lead us to thank Him.
The Creed of Babies with Down Syndrome

My face may be different but my feelings the same.
I laugh and I cry and take pride in my gains.
I was sent here among you to teach and to love
as God in the heavens looks down from above.
To Him I'm no different, His love knows no bounds
It's those here among you in cities and towns
that judge me by standards that man has imparted,
But this family I've chosen will help me get started.
For I'm one of the children so special and few
that came here to learn the same lesson as you.
That love is acceptance, it must come from the heart;
we all have the same purpose, though not the same start.
The Lord gave me life to live and embrace,
and I'll do it as you do but at my own pace.


Ty Bolton said...

I used to work with people with disabilities, and I can tell you that they definitely are nice and kind hearted. I became attached to many of them, and they will make you a better person, and appreciate life.

ladyinpurple said...

Yes! That's the bottom line of my post, they make us love and appreciate life (^__^) Thanks Ty!

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