Wednesday, November 23, 2011


     This year I am thankful for something that I never thought I would be thankful for. That is my disabilities. Yes, I said my disabilities. When I was born my parents could have said "this isn't for me” but instead of that, they decided to take the challenge on and I am so greatful they did.
       If I did not have disabilities I probably would not have any idea what physically integrated dance was, let alone have the opportunity to do it, and speak about it on TV like I did this month. If I didn't have disabilities, I probably wouldn't be working with students on disability and social justice issues or have the opportunity to work one on one with families to better the lives of people with disabilities. 
       By having disabilities I am able to teach people about patience and acceptance. My situation has taught me to always take my time, and that there is almost always another way to do what you want to do in life. As my friends Mike and Tim say, "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome." 

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours.

Ps. My little boy turned 1 on November 16th