'Tis The Season To Find A Smile

With all the stress that abounds this time of year, the number of birthdays (count 3), anniversary, wedding the kids are participating in, not to mention the jolliness of Christmas, New Years, bad EEG results, family “fun” and anything else life would like to throw in the mix, like a water leak and mold….I find myself walking around smiling.

Even on break…you know – ‘BREAK’, with chaos running into me, bouncing off and screaming in the other direction because “the monster’s chasing us”….I’m smiling. Breezing through most of what comes my way with a deep breath and an ease of calm. It’s nice. It’s the season.

‘Tis the season, the days of hope and honest appreciation of the love that you have in your life. The strength your family holds, that your children hold. It’s warm. It sparkles. For me it’s hit.

So on the Eve of Christmas, I’m sending my warmth and inner calm to you and yours.



(Now, it’s on to watch the Grinch)

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin

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