It’s not what you do when you walk in the door that matter. It’s what you do when you walk out. That’s when you’ve made a lasting impression…Jim Thome. We have heard the old expression you only get one chance to make a first impression. It could be the way we dress, our unique beauty or the way we carry ourselves with confidence tailoring in humility that makes a huge impression on others long before we open our mouth. True once we speak or act, we have the opportunity to create a unique impression on those around us simply by being ourselves. Positive or negative, we all make an impression establishing who we are or what we represent whether with strangers or people closest to us. We all have the ability to speak wonderful words of encouragement. However in my heart, I believe our action of showing kindness or making a fellow human being feel welcome will leave the deepest and lasting impression. Last week, M had seen a former classmate from his old school. The little boy was happy to see M. He wanted to know why M was not at school anymore. I explained M simply needed to go to another school to better help him be awesome. The little boy thought about what I said and responded by saying “I miss M. He was my friend!” I wanted to cry at the thought this sweet child missed M being in his classroom/school. He asked me if he could hug M. I looked at M who was humming and twirling his hands. I asked M “Hug?” M surprised me by turning sideways for the little boy to hug him. Afterwards, M smiled. There are times people come into our lives that we least expect to make an impression on us, however it is those individuals that sometimes make lasting moments in our lives. Although autism is part of M which does impact his communication and social skills, M still made a lasting impression on another beautiful child/human being. M is teaching me everything we do somebody is watching….so let us reflect our Creator leaving a unique impression.

Simply an autism mom learning





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