I finally recognized all of the positive attributes that Rachel possesses, such as her happy disposition, her ability to make others laugh, and her passion for music.
I felt nothing but love and empathy toward my sister.
We attended the same school, and my fellow students often laughed at Rachel and made fun of my sister and the other children with special needs in Rachel’s learning disability class.
I tried my best to avoid Rachel at school, often wishing I just had a normal older sister. I no longer felt embarrassed by Rachel, but instead began to feel lucky to have such an incredible and unique sister.
So take a moment, get out of bed, put down your phone, and think about the little things.
Appreciate them, what you have, what you’ve lost, and everything in between.
Our society tends to frown upon those who are different and do not fit in.
Although not all people are as different from others as my sister, it is important to realize that everyone is different in their own ways and that this is a good thing!
Everywhere I went with Rachel, people would stare and whisper.
They could not understand what was wrong with her and why she acted so differently.