Simon says we are all different and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016

Simon says we are all different and we wouldn’t want it any other way!

And so, another year is coming to an end. It’s amazing to look back and see how quickly the year went by.

No one knows what the future will hold. However, I think it’s important to have gratitude fill your heart. We have so many blessings. So many things to be grateful for. Ā Sure, we all suffer disappointments and setbacks. That is part of life. But it is so very important to surround yourself with positive, nurturing people that will lift you up.

I’m a member of many Facebook support groups for people born with facial differences. There is a common thread in each of the groups-fear, uncertainty, and lack of knowledge of organizations out there that can offer financial and medical assistance for people born with facial differences.

There is also a bond amongst the groups. Support, hope, and love for people looking for anyone who has walked in their shoes. Through social media we are able to connect instantly to one another. How cool is that!

When I was growing up we used to have “pen pals”. But now, we have Facebook, so instant, magical connections can be made. All it takes is one positive post to lift someone up. One special emoji chosen in response to a vulnerable post.

So, in 2017, I’m going to make more of an effort to “connect” with people. Complete strangers who just want their voice to be heard. Someone to fully understand what they are going through. Fears, anxiety, dreams, sharing special milestones-all through writing it down for anyone in the group to read. Knowing that it is a safe place. A place where complete strangers will lift you up, cheer you on, and pray for your well being.

Sure we were born different. But, you realize we are all different. Yet, we all just want to be loved and accepted for who we are. Let kindness be our guiding light. Reach your hand out and see how much you get back in return. It will make your heart smile and a huge smile will come upon your face.

Come smile with Simon and see the difference it makes in you and others. Let’s continue to lift people up instead of knocking them down. Let’s continue to support one another. And, let’s start each day and end each day with gratitude. Each of us can make a difference. A positive difference in this world!
Happy and healthy 2017 to all of you. Can’t wait to see what this year brings. I know it will be a great year to be alivešŸ˜Š

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