We are currently reading Because of Mr. Terupt for our read aloud. We learned Jeffery's brother Michael had down syndrome. This video makes me smile and speaks to me by showing that we are all alike, even through our differences. The people in the video have down syndrome, but they are happy and love life just like you and me. I can't help but smile and dance along with them to celebrate being happy, no matter what defines you.
In our story all the characters are defined, for good or bad, through their narration. Alexia is defined as a brat, but is she really when we look deeper? Luke is defined as a smart student, but isn't he more than that?
What defines you? What thing in your life do people focus on to make you feel less than you are? For so long in my life I was defined by my height. It may sound silly, but I felt ashamed of being tall because people picked on me and I thought it limited me in the things I could pursue. It took a long time for me to be HAPPY about what God gave me. Please share in the comments what defines you.
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