Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Special Gifts

This blog post is written by Robin Moses,
the director of the Madonna Workshop. 

Some view personal disabilities as a hindrance, but at the Madonna Workshop we see individuals with special gifts. Each person has talents that benefit not only himself but also others. 

No one at our shop views their challenges as a way of disqualifying themselves from living a self-sufficient and full life.

They teach us in so many ways to have patience and to appreciate the little things which we might otherwise take for granted. Many days, they teach us that the only real disability in life is a bad attitude.

When I meet with families, it fills my heart with joy to hear parents say:

“My son doubled his paycheck this week,”

or an aunt say, “It’s a great feeling to see my niece actually wanting to get up and go to work,”

or a sibling say, “My sister slept through the entire night for the first time in a long while.”

“Thank you for your support.”

Working at Madonna is truly its own reward: a gift.

When you see a person with a disability remember that every child is a gift and every person is born with gifts. Some just unwrap these gifts at different times and in different ways. 

The gifts we receive from our clients are innumerable and affect our attitude and outlook in the best way possible. It’s not us who make a difference; it’s them who make a difference in us!
Guest post (c) Robin Moses, Madonna shop director 

A few of our clients working :)


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