Whenever I am tweeting on Twitter my thoughts and my heart is always with the ones who have difficulty communicating their thoughts and putting them on paper. For those of us that can put our thoughts to the grindstone, it may take one word or just a phrase to speak volumes.
I would like to reflect back on some words and phrases which are magical moments on Twitter. There are times when the fewer words spoken reveals more. The more words spoken reveals less. There comes a moment of silence that can reveal all.
1.) To all the achievers around the world with extraordinary minds, unique abilities, and multi-level learning styles… keep achieving.
2.) To all the achievers around the world appreciate your mind and respect the achievement.
3.) Live in the moment, for the moment, never in the past of that moment, the moment is Now.
4.) The greatest achievement is to realize what you achieved can be stripped away.
5.) No one should compromise who they are to become what you want them to be. We need to adapt and change our way of thinking. It is called acceptance.
6.) I do not wish to cut the tree down. I just want to make a dent. It is my TIME to give back.
7.)When you break yourself down to the lowest denominator, you are not weak, you are better understood.
8.) Bask in the sun. Feel the rain on your face. Dig your feet into the sand. Breathe on the mirror. Respect TIME.
9.) When you reach out and help others the time passes. Before you know it, your time is lengthened.
10.) Remember to check your airflow, breath on the mirror, it is your breath, it is your life.
11.) I am not a Mac Genius. I am not Microsoft Genius. I am a Mom Genius and my son taught me. He holds the honorary degree.
12.) We need to rethink the way we think and accommodate those that process differently.
13.) When I use the word I, it is for taking responsibility. It is not the selfish I, or the I nucleus factor. I will give you credit.
14.) Do you know your cancers? Anyone or anything that eats at you are cancers.
15.) We all can be heard. The skill is listening. The ultimate skill is understanding what we hear and what is being said.
16.) Survival-acceptance of the problem, educate yourself, respect and fear the problem, get help, and be self-determined to survive the problem.
17.) Your coat fits likes an armor. Your armor, in given time, will wear like a vest, Reflection of these times will be your windbreaker.
18.) Education is wonderful when you educate. Understanding and adaptability to how one is educated are greater.
19.) Inclusion in the workforce builds character, self-esteem, and validation. The isolation/deprivation causes lack of hope.
20.) Speaking from my heart zone today, when 365 days becomes less in one’s life, you will begin to value so much more.
21.) Everyone has a voice and a choice, a place, and space, and a reason throughout the season.
22.) I live my life for the 5Ps. Purpose-reason, Passion-true intense emotion, Placement-in position to accommodate others, Productivity-output, Power-effectiveness for an extension of 365 days of my life and to help others.
23.) Know your cancers in order to eradicate the problem, survive, and have a quality of life.
24.) Relinquish being a V.I.P.(Vanity, Image, Pride). You will never survive any adversity with these elements.
25.) When you live to the fullest, love until your heart is content, and don’t give all your love away, you are PAID IN FULL.
26.) If you don’t love yourself in the process, give too much of yourself away, you will lose life’s battle and become EXPIRED.
27.) I never understood the saying, is the glass half empty or is the glass half full. I thought the glass was a tool to work with and what I put in the glass would account for my achievements.
28.) Empowerment is knowing your cancers and realizing they are not just under the microscope.
29.) Never hold anyone accountable for that which you fail to teach. Never assume they know. If you make the assumption you failed them. Go back and teach.
30.) Handle your business or your business will handle you. This is accountability.
31.) I have learned to survive my adversities, not people in order to have the quality of life.
32.) True respect for life and quality of life is the losses we have in life.
33.) Love to Learn, Learn to Love, Love, Learn, and Live to Survive.
34.) Make the decision and be held accountable for the decision. Don’t blame for the decision. It was your decision, learn.
35.) See with your mind and envision. Feel with your heart and show true emotion. Speak the words and become expressive.
36.) Can you handle the candle? Can you handle the burns?
37.) I have held the hands of many who have exited this life. Through all the tears, hurt, pain, and sorrow, TIME was the key.
38.) Sit close to someone and read a book together. Sit in your favorite chair by the window and see for the first time.
39.) Take the time today and really laugh out loud. Give them a big hug, tell them you care, and really mean it.
40.) Remember when it comes to trials and tribulations, we can no longer be on trial, the verdict is in, and we can turn our tribulations into a tributes.
41.) My misfortune is your fortune if you only look and learn.
This is dedicated to those with NLD Syndrome and others with extraordinary minds, unique abilities, and multi-level learning styles.
It is hard for children/adults diagnosed with NLD (Nonverbal Learning Disability) and others to achieve at light speed. Change, adaptability, and struggling with the element of time on a task can lower their achievement along with many other deficits NLD Syndrome possess.
Giving them more choices and accommodations boosts their achievements thus lifting their self-esteem in an inclusive protective environment. Understanding how they learn and also understanding that it takes patience. So teach, teach, and teach. Let them teach you. Oral communication is necessary.
A very productive strategy for those who are diagnosed with NLD is teaching life skills, social skills, and body language communication.
Define the issue. Ask them what is it they need to do. State the options orally. Don’t overwhelm them with choices. Limit the choices (3-5). Get some feedback and ask them what would be the best choice. Let them make the choice. Time to take Action. Now it is time for Richard Branson saying, SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT.
He/she reviews their actions. You ask them if it was an effective plan or they ask themselves if the plan worked or not. Always point out what is relevant and what is irrelevant. Hey, if they screw it up don’t beat them down for their mistakes.
Punishment is not the answer. You will unmask an unwanted behavior and the behavior will manifest itself if you do not address it properly.
Addressing the behavior properly is understanding their feelings showing compassion, empathy, and being supportive. Spell it Out (concretely, explicitly).
Many words and actions in the above statements (1-41) cannot be expressed by those who are diagnosed with neurological disorders, with unintentional behaviors and have developmental delays.