Learn to work with the Energy of Spring. This is a powerful year. It is an excellent time to flower with the energies that are much grander than ourselves. We are in the renewal process of an entire epoch. Quit putting off your self care. No one else will tend to you the way you will. No one will appreciate the richness of your experience like you will either. So let’s move on it together….
Our healing requires a tremendous amount of courage, compassion and honesty….there is no greater vista than the triumph over sorrow….
Learn how you can become more vital with every breath….
Re enchant your body’s inner ability to care for you. It’s the simplest, least expensive and delicious for of health care!
May everyone experience love in its purest form, at least once in their life….
It will lead them on the most valuable quest an individual can pursue….
And a global messenger this man is….
An Open Letter to Ann CoulterPosted on October 23, 2012 by Tim ShriverimageJohn Franklin StephensThe following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.Dear Ann Coulter,Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow. So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.Come join us someday at Special Olympics. See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.A friend you haven’t made yet,John Franklin StephensGlobal MessengerSpecial Olympics VirginiaEDITOR’S NOTE: John has previously written powerful opinion pieces on the R-word.
via An Open Letter to Ann Coulter.
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