Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Sensational World According To Jaimie: My List of Things Great People Do That EVERYONE Should Do
I have to admit this week's post had me tearing up. I love the brutally honest nature that kids have, especially those with Spectrum issues that don't realize any other way. I know there are times we need to fine-tune this in our 'sensational' kids but most times I am almost envious how they can say things we all think and only wish we could say.
This week Jaimie wants you to know that she's figured out that 'great' people (and I put that in single quotes because she doesn't mean you need to be rich or famous to be great) have certain qualities that she thinks all of us should try to practice having.
And I agree with her.
This is Jaimie now.
Okay, I think there are some people who are great. When you're great it's not because you're a super hero or something but because you're doing great things for other people. You know. Kinda like The Beatles and Michael Buble with music and Mama with her books and me and other kids like me with having SPD. People that are great they do stuff that makes other people feel good and helps them. That's super important, you know.
So here's what I think you have to be like to be great:
~ nice - and that means to everybody not just your friends and stuff.
~ honest - that means those little fibs are bad too.
~ not be a cheater - I guess that's sort of like being honest only worser.
~ do good things for people even when you don't have to
~ stand up for someone who can't do it alone
~ make someone smile
~ always make someone feel better when they're sad. You don't have to hug them or anything if you don't like that. I don't do it. But you can hug with your words. Mama says I'm good at that.
~ don't not be someone's friend just because someone tells you not to. I think that's called acceptance, right?
~ always do what's right and say you're sorry when you're wrong
~ listen to someone when they need to talk, even if you're busy. Mama always does that for me and I try too.
~ always give to other people that have less than you do. Mama and us do that all the time for her charity.
Hm. I think that's all I can think of for now. But you can be great too. All you have to do is think of someone you think is great then see what they do.