My Brother Jacob

My Brother Jacob

By Megan My younger brother, Jake, is 12 years old.  He has an uncommon syndrome called Optiz syndrome.   It is a form of high functioning autism. Let me tell you about Jake.  He’s almost thirteen, but his mind has developed only to around the age of eight.  He goes to junior high but is in a special education class because he doesn’t learn as quickly as others.  He loves to read and enjoys Legos.  He can make amazing trucks and trailers out of those small blocks I could never dream of building.  Legos are his…Read more …
Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

By Megan Have you ever felt like you aren’t important?  Or that you aren’t beautiful?  These feelings are common for everyone, especially teenagers.  We are constantly fighting a battle against the world.  We are told that in order to be beautiful we have to wear this and look like that.  Our personality has to be a certain way.  The world is throwing so much at us, and it can be overwhelming at times.  It may also be discouraging, causing us to feel worthless. A couple of days ago in seminary, my teacher gave…Read more …
The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity

By Megan A few months ago I really began to notice how negative our world is.  I watched as people were being put down and made fun for who they were.  It wasn’t just on social media, either.  I realized that it happened physically, too.  I watched as the words were taken personally, and how much they hurt.  I wanted to do something about it, so I did. [Tweet "Social media could use a little positivity."] I came up with this idea to share positive quotes on Facebook as often as I could. …Read more …