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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

"Kelly Clarkson"

Today We Reflect

Every year on Sept 11, we in the United States, and many from around the world stop and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.  Those of us old enough to remember it, often relive the moment when we first realized what was happening.

Today, Abby’s middle school chorus sang the National Anthem at a local fire station where our small town had a small remembrance ceremony.  It struck me that none of the children singing were even alive on that horrible day.  To them it is just another day in history – much like the Pearl Harbor attacks or the Kennedy Assassination is to me.

Aspies Can Feel Deeply even if Empathy is Sometimes Difficult

In this blog, Abby shares her understanding of that day, and emphasizes her wonder at how so many people put their lives in danger, and ultimately died, in order to help others.  People with high functioning autism (Asperger’s) often have a very hard time with empathy, which means they have a hard time understanding the point of view/needs of another person in their interactions and relationships.  However, that does not mean that aspies don’t have compassion and deep emotions – actually they often experience emotion on a grander scale than others.

We Will Survive!

So, in this video Abby shares her thoughts about that terrible day in U.S. History – as you’ll see, she’s a fighter!