Although Meggan is only nine years old, her unconditional love and acceptance of him has made a tremendous impact on him but also on the other students. The other children are now kinder to him, and they know if he has a problem, it is Meggan who will help him. She watches out for him so that he doesn't get hurt or bullied. Meggan is a gentle hearted sweet natured little girl. Indeed, Meggan is there for those who need acceptance and friendship.
There are adults who never "get it," who treat people with "differences" (aren't we ALL different????) poorly, don't include them and totally ignore them. Yet one little girl is teaching others "how" to be and how NOT to be.
There was a class assignment recently wherein the children had to write an essay about anything. Meggan wrote hers about this little boy, how wonderful he is, how he may have autism, but he smiles like we do….and he is smart….etc. As a surprise Meggan read the essay to the little boy's mommy. I don't need to tell you how that impacted her and lifted her spirits to know that, indeed, he does have a very special friend in Meggan….and in others following suit.
My challenge for myself and whoever reads this is to consciously be aware of how and where and to whom we can make a difference…..and brighten one life. After all, we are ALL children of God, one and the same in that context.