CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Can we believe it?
It’s 2022 and this is the 80th year celebration of our lives. That means that during 2022, each of us reach our 80th birthdays. The reason we ask ourselves – can we even believe it? – is because of our continued super-energetic, super-involved and super-committed life experience. We work full time (and more,) doing our best to teach and help as many people as we can (in programs and individual sessions), as we have done for 40 years at The Option Institute/ Autism Treatment Center of America. And almost a decade prior to the creation of our International Learning and Training Center.
We are absolutely as passionate, purposeful, committed and in love with what we do as ever! We are beyond grateful and honored to continue this work with all of you… with your sincere studentship and friendship, with your delight in learning and growing yourself and with your caring support of the Institute’s very existence.
We also have and continue to be extraordinarily blessed with 6 children and 11 grandchildren, many who have been adopted in both generations… further blessing us with a racially and religiously blended family. When we travel the world and work with people from around the world, whether folks are from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the like, everyone’s face, worldwide, looks and feels like a member of our personal family – or embraced members of our Option Institute/ Autism Treatment Center of America family.
One more fun item (this is Bears):
I have said to some of our kids and co-workers that I experience myself as faster, sharper, more nimble intellectually and more excited than ever. So now, when I talk to them, when they ask me how I am, before they give me a chance to answer, they answer for me and say: “I am faster, smarter, sharper and more passionate and capable than ever”.
~With Love & Gratitude
Why would any of us give ourselves such messaging? This is our 80th year celebration. Like all of you, each of us have and have had the opportunity to define ourselves and live in accordance to the purposes we set forth for ourselves in our lives. Believing in who you are as a human being and believing in what you define as your purpose and mission or missions in life will be the guidance system for the life you actually live.