Nothing Down About It; 21 Traits I've Learned about Down Syndrome (Trimosy 21)

Nothing Down About It; 21 Traits I’ve Learned about Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

I think anyone can agree that having a sibling with special needs often times aren’t easy. Instead of focusing on the negative experiences, it is best to think about all the positive learning experiences that occur along the way, day after day.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Since my brother has Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21), I’d like to share 21 traits I have learned – which most of them align with our Christian lives:

1.) To acknowledge others

2.) To be brave

3.) To be compassionate

4.) To be considerate

5.) To be content

6.) To be empathetic, not only sympathetic

7.) To be flexible

8.) To be friendly

9.) To be generous

10.) To be gentle

11.) To be grateful

12.) To be helpful

13.) To be joyful

14.) To be kind

15.) To be optimistic

16.) To be patient

17.) To be strong

18.) To be thankful

19.) To have greater faith

20.) To not take life for granted

21.) To view others with eyes of love, not judgment