INSIGHT OF PERSEVERANCE
After reading this book, I would like you to vision yourself in an Albino person's world. The next time you are at a restaurant, imagine trying to read the menu. Or, imagine yourself in a class room trying to read what the teacher is writing on the board. Just imagine trying so hard to see that your concentration is broken, and the problems start to multiply. You aren't seeing and you can't listen for trying to see and listen. Consequently, imagine being placed in Special Education because the teacher just doesn't know how to teach you or doesn't have or take the time to address your special needs. Imagine being told "You won't make it." Then look how far I've come! Think of how you started out to meet new people and how you tried to make friends. Imagine how other people perceived you as a whole/regular person!
This is something that haunts me on a daily basis, but with perseverance and self-motivation, and the encouragement of a few, I have been able to overcome. This book is not just a story of an individual. This is a story about having faith to overcome obstacles. Now, when I envision my struggles and hardships, I can see the challenges that I have had to overcome just to make it along my pathway. In spite of my vision, I have had to look beyond my obstacles to endure in a world without limits. I have learned to live my life like the wind, to speed up when necessary, and to know when to slow down. I have had to slow down when life pushed so hard and fast that even my consumption of air felt uncertain. I had to slow down when I couldn't see where I was going or coming from. I had to stop and realize what I had in front of me. So it is, when you cannot find what you're looking for.what you want in someone else, look inside yourself. Don't sweat the small things, and make the best of the big things..
Cherish the experiences you've had, and use the lessons you've learned. Our lives are rubber bands; bending and stretching to fit even the most awkward situations. You can adapt to anything, regardless of its size or shape. You just have to realize and use what you have in your own hands and persevere.
WORD TO THE WISE
Do you have dreams? Do you feel like they are within your reach? A lot of people want to accomplish something but so many factors are holding them back. Whether it is a deeply rooted lack of belief in oneself, seemingly insurmountable obstacles, or a chorus of naysayers, I want to show you how you can rise above the negativity. Perceptions can make or break us; if we learn to make the most of perceptions, we can achieve and succeed in anything. Self-help books might show you why you think or act in a certain way, but my book is a guide to believing in yourself and others. It doesn't matter if you were born with a disability or a silver spoon. Everyone is different, and it is in sharing our experiences that we can move toward our goals. I believe that each person who reads this book will find something meaningful that can be applied as we traverse this interesting journey called life
KALI'S BIG ADVENTURE
Sometimes we forget to tell our kids that its ok to be different and be proud of that. Every person is made different and should be treated the same no matter their color of skin of accent in their voice. This short story about Dad and Daughter explains just that.