A Journal Entry

Better Choices

Being autistic isn’t about being perfect or good.

There are times when things trigger us, and we react negatively to things that we feel we don’t have control over.

We don’t like it as much as anyone else. We hate feeling the way we are acting.

Yes, there are things I see that I could have done better and in fact I have begun to make those changes.

Sometimes the way we act, or the way others act negatively towards us make us see that we need to change some things about ourselves for the better.

Even if it is things that we know that we have always needed to do but disregard it forever.

Sometimes something bad must happen for us to see that we must take the right path and not go down the path that keeps burning us repeatedly.

I’m not proud of the way I acted to get to that point, but sometimes we need to have a reality check to realize we need to make a change for the better.

I’m lucky the situation turned for the better, but I must remember that we do not always get do-overs.

We don’t always get a chance to correct our situations before it is too late.

Yes, we have behaviors, but when we do things to counteract them or intensify them, then we are not doing our part.

Sometimes we need to have things as a teaching moment to learn from our mistakes and make things better.

Every day is a new day. We have the chance to make it our best that we can make it.

It is remembering that we are responsible for the choices that we make in life and that we have to do the things we have to do, even if we do not want to.

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