I Believe

Recently, Holly presented at a conference for women called CampExperience in Colorado. Here are the words she prepared and shared with the ladies: 

When I met Dr. Christie (Dr. Christie Casa is the doctor who recognized that Holly may have communication skills) , I thought like most people, this isn’t going to work. She believed in me before I believed in myself. I want you to know I believe in you too.

Firstly, I think I need to tell you:

  • I think loss is so hard because we don’t usually choose what we lose, and when we do it still hurts.
  • Sometimes I wish I could talk. But then I wouldn’t be who I am and who I am can change the world!
  • I want to share about developmental disabilities, hoping it helps people open up to people like me more.
  • I know I want to do great things in life, with people with developmental disabilities. People have differences that some don’t understand.
  • I think I need to share that I still love everyone that doesn’t understand me.
  • I want to say I have so much to offer, so do others like me.
  • My life is harder than others, other’s lives are harder than mine. I want to say to anyone who is struggling – you are capable.
  • Believe in yourself.
  • We need to be more loving.
  • Tell strangers they are beautiful. You never know that someone might need that to get through the day.
  • You all are beautiful.
  • You can change lives one friendly smile at a time.
  • You can change the world.
  • Please love those you come in contact with.
  • You can love anyone and everyone.
  • Love is everywhere. Love is kind. Love is beautiful.
  • Love can come and go.
  • Love warms
  • Love holds friends close
  • Love brings families joy
  • Love lifts
  • Love feels good
  • Please know you can make an impact in someone’s life with even just a small act of kindness
  • Life isn’t just for living – it’s for making a difference
  • I used to think I couldn’t make a difference but now I know I can – you can too
  • I just want to inspire the voiceless
  • I want to tell you that you have strength to be one of the best people ever
  • Please push yourself to go further than you imagined
  • I love you
  • Please love the people on your path

 

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