As we go into this holiday season and certain areas start to shut down again, please remember to take the changes at your own pace. This is temporary, things are different for now. Take this at your own pace and know that you are not alone. Let's be thankful for the things that make us happy, for what we can control, and also that we can always help others.
"I have a sibling with special needs. My mission is to help others, like me, to feel comfortable in their own skin, to understand that normal is not always normal, and that this is o.k. Even if you do not have a special needs sibling but need a safe place to land, I am here to help because communicating is a good way to bridge understanding and self awareness. Life is hard but no one has to feel alone."
Giving back to your community, helping others, building understanding of others struggles is a good way to help yourself and others. If you are interested in finding ways to help out in your community, how you can make a difference and feel good then lets work together. Check out my blog and if you have topics that you would like to see discussed please reach out ! Building bridges cannot be done alone.
I am Ava. I know how hard it is to find people to talk to about "being the other sibling." Just because we don't need lots of help it does not mean that we should be hard on ourselves and take on everything alone. We matter, we are important, and we have the power to educate others on what it is like to have a family member that requires extra care. It can be hard, but we can share the responsibility and help others too. The power of one offering, one voice, one gesture towards another creates a knock on effect to make one voice become many. Kids helping kids is a fantastic thing. Please join me.
If you have extra food and your family can offer some canned goods to food banks, many are in need, and have curb drop off options. Send an email to an older friend or loved one to remind them you are thinking of them. Look for where your community needs help during this very strange time, even if it is sharing cleaning supplies or paper items with people who cannot get to the grocery store. These things really matter right now. Stay safe- Ava