Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Not Everyone Understands

I just heard a quote that I LOVE from one of Brene Brown's books that I had to share with you.
"Choose people that earn the right to hear your story."
Some quotes are worth getting out the ink and pen to write. 
Not everyone will understand our struggles, our children's struggles, but the folks here will. I was directing this to the Dyslexia Facebook group that I below to. We know how our children struggle with the every day challenges of dyslexia. This is something not everyone will understand. We all have our issues, our challenges, that really are unique to only us. 
I have to say that was a hard one for me to learn. I've always had this need to fill the quiet space with words so I could help everyone understand our challenges. If they didn't understand, which most didn't, then I was sure I could make them understand by explaining more! Oh, Michelle. Why did you not know when to stop? I call this my introvertedness trying to be an extrovert, and simply just making myself sound like a crazy person. But who wants to hear about that...
Back to Brene Brown, If you don't know who she is you gotta listen to her TED talks or get one of her books. Don't let this scare you away, but she's a shame researcher. She's actually very entertaining to listen to, which you would not think go hand in hand.
Shame has always been on my radar because my children are adopted, and unfortunately that's always been one of the core parts of an adopted child. Now one of my children also has to deal with dyslexia (and ADHD), and we all know that shame is also a big part of that as well. The more I learn about it, the more I can help my kiddos deal with their own journey, and give them a positive, courageous story to tell.

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