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Be True To Your Wants

This Mother’s Day grab a hold of it and be true to your wants.

My son takes great pleasure in music. He is asking everyone to play music for their moms or, better yet, buy her her favorite musical and watch as a family. (We watched Grease, though my favorite is actually Moulin Rouge.)

So far my son hasn’t managed to understand that his autism may create different interests than the autism in another. Even more he is challenged to consider any possibility that a person may not dig music at all or see why we all work so hard and don’t just chillax with the tunes a blaring.

He doesn’t mind a dirty house or even living in a tent as we had to do on occasion when he and his siblings were young. Though he does like lots of food, he is okay if it’s only one or two staples delivered in gargantuan amounts. In fact, he doesn’t mind most of what most people mind.

He minds working hard at things he isn’t interested in though. I mind that to.

In this way we are the same.

Do what you love and smell the flower that causes your soul to salivate today.

I am smelling the coffee.