Sunday, January 20, 2013

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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