Creating Ripples Is Enough

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

I often have parents contact me because they want inclusion for their child and they don’t know how to make it happen. Often they ask for specific steps.  Sometimes they just need some reminders, and inspiration and courage. I’ve had many of those parents get their child in an inclusive setting.

Then there are those who don’t.

I have a difficult time letting go of those.

I started to write a long blog post about this, but then stopped.  Because what it comes down to is simply this:

I can’t change the world, and that’s OK.

And so tonight, and moving forward, I will try hard to focus more on the successes than the disappointments.

I will remember that it doesn’t fall on my shoulders to do all of the work.

I will remember that any change that has been bought about because of Sabrina’s story has been Sabrina’s change, and not mine.  She has changed so many hearts, and she’s only 9.  She will continue to do great work, and I will continue to fight to allow her to do so.

And now, instead of trying to put into words all that is in my head, I will let it go, and go to bed.

One Comment

  1. Mama

    I so know how you feel. My son has passed through all of the compulsory school included. That is so very rare in Sweden, but he did. I inspire and give advice to so many, but many have to give up and place their kids in the special school everyone expects them to. It’s a good idea to do what you say, focus on the others.

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