What poems or mantras inspire me to keep going in the rollercoaster world of special needs? That is the question for this week's #specialsaturday, the online campaign that aims to raise awareness of children with special needs.
I can think of two, both short enough to remember, and useful enough to repeat during times of stress.
The Serenity Prayer has got me through many overwhelming situations - and you don't have to be a believer...
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
And if you replace 'ring' with special needs, this quote from The Lord of the Rings also comforts me:
Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
If you would like to learn more about Special Saturday then you can do so though the following ways:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/SpecialSaturdayTwitter – follow @Specialsat and use the hashtag #specialsaturday
The Blog – http://specialsaturday.org/
Wendy at the Savette Gazette –http://www.savette.com/category/special-saturday/
Saturday snapshot - Hulkbuster, with Sky backstage at the O2 arena.