Sunday, January 24, 2010

10 truths

1. Autism is part of what makes me who I am.

2. Who I am is good. As long as I continue to become more of who God created me to be, I should not try to change who I am.

3. Autism is not a bad thing in and of itself.

4. God created me to be beautiful. I am beautiful, regardless of what the world might say.

5. My value is not in how un-awkward I can be, what I look like, or what I wear. Those things do not make me more valuable.

6. God wants the best for me. He blesses me daily. Hourly. By the minute.

7. I know that there are people who love me despite my autism. I also want them to love me because of it.

8. Sometimes I need help. I need more help than the average person to get through the day. That's okay.

9. Whether or not I am working, I am making a difference in this world, and that's what matters.

10. I am capable. I will work again, I will live on my own, and I will even have a cat. With support, I will reach my goals.


  1. Edit number 9 - you make a difference across the world! Thanks for your friendship Lydia! The advice and insights are a great advantage

  2. Lydia I love you because of your autism, your spirit and who you are in general. You are an incredibly valuable person and I've already learned a lot from you. I can't wait to learn more. Thank you for sharing your story.