I would like to extend a heart felt THANK YOU to Kathleen over on Kicking Kittens and Autisherd for her really positive feedback and endorsment of "On the Spectrum" and the addition of my blog to hers.
For anyone who hasn't checked it out yet, Kicking Kittens is really neat. It's a collection of stories that people have submitted with the same kind of positive, optimistic and joyful message that I try to convey with this comic. I think she sums it up best in her intro: "One of the misconceptions that I have run into is that because I have children with disabilities-I am not allowed to have joy-nor are my children allowed to be joyful. Some of the comments I have received after relaying a funny story or anecdote...well you would think I had been kicking kittens."
There's certainly no shortage of grief and stress and frustration that we can all share, and it's definitley important to do so. But I've always felt that it's just as important to sieze upon those positive moments, those rare times when everything just works and that make us smile. We must remember to take the time to enjoy and celebrate those moments, and hang onto them. And there are some really great stories there, so check them out, and submit one or two of your own!