SPECIAL PEOPLE

 

 

 

Special are those...that understand that some things are difficult for me.

Special are those...that do not focus on my mistakes but rather over-look them.

Special are those...that do not treat me like I have no feelings.

Special are those...that allow me to do things for myself; when I can.

Special are those...that in their efficiency do not make me feel useless.

Special are those...that treat me with respect rather than condescendingly.

Special are those...that never seem impatient or ask me to "go faster."

Special are those...that do not mention that my words are not always said correctly.

Special are those...that allow me time to think before they expect me to answer

Special are those...that appreciate that even though I am different, I still have worth.

Special are those...that understand that new and different is often overwhelming to me.

Special are those...that give me encouragement when I am unsure of my own ability.

Special are those... that still find me worthy of their time and attention.

Special are those...that overlook my disability, and see the" whole" person that I am.

Special are those...that I can be honest with in my most vulnerable moments.

Special are those...that in their sincerity have helped me to gain back my self-respect.

Special are those.. who through their acceptance of me have also helped me to accept.

by: Debbie Wilson
5-22-96