22 March 2012

World Down Syndrome Day

I'm a day late for this one, but it's better late than never. Yesterday, March 21, 2012, was World Down Syndrome Day.

This is a special issue for me. Persons with Down Syndrome are an important source of inspiration for me. All my life I've too easily gotten caught up in measuring my worth by what I've accomplished and what others think of me. I've improved a great deal in this area over the last few years, and that improvement has been in a large part due to persons with Down Syndrome. These persons know their worth and they don't feel the need to prove that worth to anyone. They inspire me to be the best person I can be, not because they are less than me, but because they are more than me. I am become more when I follow their example.

We are all of infinite worth to God.

Here's a very touching video by the International Down Syndrome Coalition:

Thanks Lisa for bringing this to my attention.