Be Thankful it Happened

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Are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person? I like to think I’m glass half full.

I strive for optimism. Mostly.

Lately I’ve been a bit down. The season of life getting to me a bit.

My three year…he is pure joy. I call him my too much kid.

Too much noise. Too much mess. Joy. Love. Energy. All of it.

He reminds me to look at this life with happy eyes.

Like this exchange…

“How was your day buddy?


Who did you play with?

Mila! She’s my best friend. She’s not in my class anymore mama. She moved to the star room.

Oh buddy I’m sorry. Are you sad she left?

No, I’m happy I saw her.

But you aren’t sad she left?

No. I’m happy I still see her.”

It was such a cute exchange. A great reminder.

Don’t be sad it’s over. Be thankful it happened. That’s my kid.

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Kate Swenson

Kate Swenson lives in Minnesota with her husband Jamie, and four children, Cooper, Sawyer, Harbor and Wynnie. Kate launched Finding Cooper's Voice from her couch while her now 11-year-old son Cooper was being diagnosed with autism. Back then it was a place to write. Today it is a living, thriving community of people who want to not only advocate for autism, but also make the world a better place for individuals with disabilities and their families. Her first book, Forever Boy, will be released, April 5, 2022.

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