Happy International Day of Acceptance!!

Today is International Day of Acceptance day. That means accepting a person with a disability as a person, not a disability.

Do not judge someone by the way they look, talk, walk, or act. They are a human being, just like everone else. All they want is to be loved and accepted.

I would like to thank the late Annie Hopkins for creating this day, so others can be more aware, and more educated about people with disabilities, and for her brother Stevie, for continuing this.

If you meet someone with a disability, be nice to them. Become friends with them. You might miss out on a really great friendship if you are mean to someone with a disability, or if you ignore them.

If there is just one nice thing you can do in your lifetime, please be nice to a person with a disability. They just want the same things everyone else does. Being nice to them greatly helps in their self-esteem, confidence, and overall outlook in everything they do.

There are a couple blogs I love reading, and you can check them out here: Junior’s Amazing Journey and My Beautiful Life. Enjoy!

So, happy International Day of Acceptance!!

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International Day of Acceptance

This Sunday, January 20th is the fourth annual International Day of Acceptance. That is where you show support for people with disabilities, and communities of people with disabilities.

I have a learning disability, so I love events like this. Many, many people are showing their love and support, and it is amazing.

If you would like more information about this event, here is the Facebook event page, the 3E Love Facebook page, and the International Day of Acceptance movement page.

Please do NOT judge people with disabilities. You will not catch anything from them, and they will not hurt you.

All they want is to be loved and accepted. They are human beings, and deserve to be treated like humans.

Show your support for this movement by wearing 3E gear, temporary tattoos, or however else you can show support. And please tell/invite your friends and family to this.

So, happy International Day of Acceptance everyone!!

School Starts Soon!!

Well, I start school in a little over two weeks, and I am actually excited about it. I don’t think I have ever been this excited.

I am taking one class this semester, Nutrition, and it starts on Thursday, January 24th. It is once a week (every Thursday), which is perfect for me. I wanted to only take one class, because I haven’t been to school in a while, and I wanted to take it slow.

I am maybe thinking about taking two classes in the fall, and see how that goes. But, that’s not going to be for a while, so I’m not worrying about it now.

Now that I found something that I love doing, I love school, and am really looking forward to being back.

With this class being only on Thursdays, I can keep volunteering at the library on Fridays, which makes me really happy. I get to do two things that I love doing, which is awesome!!

I have been wanting to get out of the house more, and going to school is one way to make me go out more. I am perfectly fine with that.

So, at this point in life, I am content. There are other things that I want to do, but I am trying to focus on one thing at a time. Which is kind of hard for me. But, I’m not real worried/stressed/anxious right now. I’m happy, and that is great.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Les Mis and New Years

Happy New Year everyone! How are you starting off the new year?

Yesterday, I went to the movies and saw Les Miserables. It was really good. I strongly recommend this movie.

Then, last night, I cooked some food that I got from Trader Joe’s (shrimp tempura and mini chicken tacos) for me and my family to eat while we watched the celebrations on TV. We also had regular shrimp and cocktail sauce, and a 5 layer taco dip.

I stayed up until about 2 am last night, watching the celebrations, eating, and reading. No major celebrations went on for me. Which I am perfectly fine with.

Today, my dad and I went to mass at 10 am. I am not a morning person, so it’s hard for me to get up in the morning. Especially lately, when I’ve been having some trouble sleeping. I don’t know if it’s because I would stay up late doing stuff, or if it’s something else. I guess I’m just a night owl by nature.

How did you celebrate New Year’s? I hope that 2013 will be a great year for you all, and I look forward to more blogging in the coming year!