Happiness, true happiness is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you’re happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy…Dada Vaswani. I believe true wealth is having a peace of mind. This type of peace is connected to our faith and relationship with our Creator. Money, material possessions, relationships, or fame can come and go but having a lifetime of peace priceless. In truth, we will constantly be bombarded with obstacles that can make everyday living changeling. It is important to find positive ways to keep our peace of mind. I find it helpful remembering to be thankful, grateful, content and not compare myself to others. Yes some days are easier than others, on the hard days I do a whole lot of praying and sipping on some hot tea. I have learned negative emotions, not being forgiving and being judge mental can rob me of peace. Additionally, my peace of mind does not depend on other people changing but rather knowing I did my best to become the best human being possible. I want M to have a peace of mind. In a world where autistic individuals seem not to fit the general norm or expectation, it can be frustrating finding peace. Often times M has to stem to readjust himself. This may take the form of jumping up and down, twirling hands or feet, spinning, rocking or humming etc.. Some individuals not understanding fully M uniqueness sometimes try to stop him from doing stemming or onlookers give the LOOK. The truth of the matter, M has taught me stemming helps him make something or someone who seem upside down or backwards in is mind find a connection with his sensory…that then help his beautiful mind understand/adjust ultimately obtaining…PEACE!

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