today’s the day – never let something hold you back

Got your fun socks ready? It is Down syndrome awareness day (read yesterday’s post to learn more.)

This can be a reason to strike up a conversation especially if you are conservative and normally wear the traditional navy or black socks to the workplace.

All our children loved fun socks. One liked them before they were even a thing especially for boys and another always wore mismatched. Now you can buy fun socks almost anyplace and even sets sold intentionally mismatching.

I loved their confidence in wearing them even when no one else was.

One of those crazy, fun-loving sock wearer wrote a poem when they were little. It went something like this:

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

Oh how I hate excuses.

Excuses are mean. Excuses are lame.

Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.

We used to poke fun at it, but it holds some truth. Well, sort of. Not sure about the mean part but we should hate excuses. Making them or accepting them. We should strive not to let an excuse keep us for the intended purpose of good we were created for.

Take the million dollar sock entrepreneur John Cronin. He hasn’t let Down syndrome stop him spreading happiness.

I love this: never let something hold you back or make an excuse for why you can’t do what you want to do.

Dream big and make your dream become reality.

Crazy socks spreading happiness even works!

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiastes 9.10.

That is what John is doing with his socks and what we should do daily. No excuses that let something hold you back.

“Think of Down syndrome as ‘up’ syndrome.” said Steven from TV series Born this way.

And when you do, you will…

by accepting those around you.

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