What are you grateful for?Are you grateful for a family vacation?Are you grateful for a big screen TV?Are you grateful for friendship?Are you grateful for healthy children?I don't believe any is better or worse than the other. I think in many situations, we can be grateful for different things. If someone is grateful for a big screen TV, I don't think that makes them a bad person just as if someone is grateful for their health it makes them an incredible person.
What I think is that we need to BE grateful. Take time EVERY DAY to be grateful. When our days are rough, it is the time to be more grateful! If you can find 3-5 things each day to be grateful for, you will find reason to smile, get up,laugh and soldier on. Many of our days may be filled with stress,grief, pain or heartache..but there is still SO much good in the world. So if you find your blessings in a big screen TV or in a flower that bloomed, so be it. Just BE GRATEFUL!
I am incredibly grateful for all of you who have supported my journey writing these books and bringing them to life. I am grateful for Collin Richter,the incredible illustrator who brought my stories to picture. I am grateful for all the places I have been able to share the stories. I am most grateful for the little smiles I see as I read the books aloud and see the children's eyes widen in awe or nod in agreement. They all get it-we are ALL special, in our own ways!
Allison Schley has been in the field of deaf and hard of hearing education for 20 years. She founded a nonprofit for families with hearing loss. She most recently wrote a children's book, entitled Forever Friends. This book shows the how a deaf dog and deaf boy teach the world that all kids are good and being deaf is okay.