In the middle of a writing funk, I had no desire to participate in a flash blog on Valentine’s Day. Yet, the “Love Not Fear” flash blog event was promoting a message near and dear to my heart. I don’t want people to be afraid of autism. Hell, I don’t want to be afraid of it myself.
Somewhat reluctantly, I decided to put together a post to promote the flash blog. I called it “Easy to love,” pulling the title from something Philip’s preschool teacher had written in one of his autism screening evaluation forms.
When I hit publish, I discovered that it was my 800th blog post.
How has your week been? Feel free to post a link to a blog post, or a tweet, or a FB update that explains part or all!
I decided to link to my 800th post. It came as no surprise to me that Rara responded. She treats her readers well and fosters a real sense of community in the cyber world.
I also shouldn’t have been surprised to have Rara visit the post and comment on it. She wrote:
“Philip is easy to love” – what a beautiful, heartwarming thought. Plus, it shows that Philip was born with a trait that we all could aspire to. Loved this post about your honest progression and learning curve!
When people ask, “Why do you blog?” I usually have some pat answer ready. But when I read Rara’s comment, I realized THAT is why I blog. I put my thoughts and feelings out there to educate others about autism acceptance, and someone uses them to teach me. Rara took my words and advocated for HUMAN acceptance. Don’t we all really want to be easy to love? What would the world look life if we all aspired to that?
So, thank you, Rarasaur. Thank you for teaching me something while I was busy trying to teach others. You reminded me of the power of blogging to help us learn and grow. I “couldn’t have said it better“myself which is why I selected you for my February 2014 comment of the month.