Parents of children with special needs are often at risk of being overwhelmed with the stress, the tasks, the advocacy and the diligence they need to help their children in the best way they can. Often they need to shift out of thinking about their list of commitments, their child’s needs and tasks of the day and just take deep breath.
Within that moment of transcendence, is the perfect time to plant another thought in their minds and read some inspirational quotes about special needs children that do nothing more than simply makes them feel a little better.
Below are quotes for special needs children and quotes for parents of special needs children to inspire you
There are two writers that parents of children with special needs should discover in their quest for a reprieve from their hectic lives. One does an excellent job of sharing inspirational quotes with understanding and revealing about the positive side of living in the world for a child with a disability, the other shares inspirational quotes that give parents a few ideas on how they can help themselves.
Helen Keller is still one of the finest examples of a person who overcame her disability and lived a life rich with possibilities and potential. Mary Oliver is a world renowned poet and writer who captures the strength and vulnerability of the human spirit.
As Mary Oliver wrote: “For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”
Helen Keller quotes relevant to children with special needs
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.”
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”
“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
“Keep your face to sun shine and you cannot see the shadow.”
“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
“’Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled---to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world.”
“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.”
“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”
“It is better for the heart to break, than not to break.”
“Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.”
“It's not a competition, it's a doorway.”
“When it’s over, I want to say: All my life I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.”
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
This inspirational article was brought to you by www.ableplay.org a website for parents of children with disabilities to find toys, play products and sometimes a little inspiration. AblePlay is part of the nonprofit National Lekotek Center, the leading authority on play for children with disabilities www.lekotek.org.