By Melody Kramer
“Don’t let your ice cream melt by looking at someone else’s sprinkles” Wow, isn’t that the truth?
When I heard this the other day, it was so accurate. I am not sure there’s even a better way to describe not to be envious or jealous of someone’s blessings (sprinkles).
I used to let my ice cream melt by counting other people’s “sprinkles.”
Having two boys on the spectrum, it isn’t easy and adjusting to the autism world was something that wasn’t in my plans for my life. I started to get envious of people conversing with their children. I use to wish that my child could talk with me and hold a conversation.
I would see people playing with their children and think if I could only do that with my child. I would see a group of kids playing, and get teary-eyed and think I wish my child could play with other kids like that.
I spent a lot of time counting the sprinkles of others, but in the meantime, my ice cream was melting.
One day I decided to look at the heavens above and prayed about it all. The answer came back to count my sprinkles and quit letting my ice cream melt!
My boys are loving, kind, happy, and they may not be able to do all the things out there, but it’s ok. They are uniquely made and have amazing qualities.
My sprinkles, my blessing from above, is precisely that, Blessings! In no way would I ever let my ice cream melt again by counting someone else’s sprinkles because I’ve got plenty of sprinkles on my ice cream.
“Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.” Quote By: Rachel Marie Martin
Never let your ice-cream melt.
Melody Kraemer is the Editor and Publisher of Macaroni Kid Jurupa Valley-Eastvale and Autism Mom Adventures. For more information or general encouragement, feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.