Adorable. A little girl gets to play in the rain for the very first time. If we can, we should all create such moments – for others and for ourselves. Go.

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Every victory must be celebrated – no matter how tiny it is.

I learned that from my interviews with the people who work at the St. Andrew’s Autism Centre. The guys who work there have a difficult job. Their work is largely uncelebrated. I was astounded when I learned what they do and the challenges they face.

I won’t go into details. It’s not relevant. Why? It’s not because what they do is unimportant. It may be counterintuitive but their challenges are not relevant because what they do is supremely important. But the people who work there do it for the passion to serve people with autism.  They do it because they are called to serve and love – not because they need to be celebrated. They celebrate each victory in their jobs because it is important to them.  Each incremental victory keeps them going.

When I reflected upon that, it was a “wow” moment for me. It struck me  that all of us should celebrate our victories no matter how small they are.

It was also at that moment I learned that people with autism are no different from me.

Oh yes, we are different. But no different in that I face challenges, sometimes bigger than the challenges they face. And when I have a small victory, I will celebrate. It will keep me going to finish well.

Watch this. It reminded me that the things we do may seemingly go unrecognised – not necessarily. So to the guys at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre – jia you!

Age Old Mystery Solved: The chicken came before the egg

       

 

 

 

He emerged from Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969 and became the first man on the moon, followed right after by Buzz Aldrin. As Neil took his first step on the moon’s surface, he famously declared: “one small step for [a] manone giant leap for mankind.”

Now you’ve taken your biggest leap, sir. Rest in Peace.

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