Hi there!  I haven’t been blogging for a while because October is Autism awareness month so I have been busy with our Autism ON local chapter helping with fundraisers.

Anyways on Sunday while doing Sunday school a young gal in my class decided to make something folding a piece of paper.  After she was done I thought, ‘Aha!  Time for an object lesson.’  So I question her on what she had made and if she was satisfied.  Apparently she was not really satisfied. And the craft seemed to fill no purpose nor bring her any satisfaction.

“Suppose we begin again?” I proposed. This time my daughter will give you directions and you can make a paper crane or a frog.  I said, ‘To get what you want you must “Begin with the End in mind”.’

So the gal and my daughter went off to do some organmi.  Later they came back with a paper crane.  So I said to her,”This time you have a paper crane.  You did a fantastic job.  You aimed at something and you got it. How do you feel about that?”  She was happy with her crane.  And maybe she learned a life lesson on goal-setting.  I hope and pray.

Too many times we go forward in life with no goals.  Unfortunately not only do we not achieve our goals — but we loose out on the sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of getting what we really want. Hmmph

Talk at you later — Share if you care!  Always — V’ron

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Hi there! I am on Facebook under Veronica Aukema. Please feel free to check my Facebook page out. Although there is a lot of information provided about me there is a lot left out unstated. Between the lines -- you may gather upon a closer scrutiny that there is someone in my life who lives with Autism. Truth is there are two. John and I have three children and two of them live with Autism, and they are: a 20 year-old young man and a soon to be 18 year-old young woman. The original title of my lay press blog was going to be: "One Foot in 'Aspie' world -- and the other upon a banana peel." However since I also want to blog on health trends, faith and just plain 'what I learned the hard way', as well as -- autism issues "Straight Talk" was born. As I am a European Canadian and tend to be quite straight forward -- it kind of fits. Let the conversing begin. Always-- V'Ron

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