Today is a special day, a day to grant honor and compassion to special people, important people — perhaps people you know personally.
Today is a day to “Spread the word to end the word.”
It’s about the son of my friend ~P~, her sweet little boy with the sunny disposition and occasional mischievous grin.
It’s about children and adults all over the world who are often shunned by people who don’t understand them.
The word “ritard” is appropriate as a musical term. It means to slow the tempo.
The word “retard” has always been cruelly used and cruelly meant. I understood that when I was an elementary school student and so did you. I was going to copy some of the phrases I found on the first page of a Google search, but they were so offensive to me that I can’t even put them on my blog.
The sign below was created by Melli for her own blog. A very good friend of mine keeps these words posted in her classroom as well:
Find out more about this day and how to be a fan of hope, fun, and generosity by going to www.specialolympics.org/spread-the-word-to-end-the-word.