You are who you are for a reason.  You’re part of an intricate plan. 
Be happy that you are you.  We certainly are!

Be Happy You Are You

I remember as I was growing up thinking, “Gee, I wish I was more athletic, prettier or smarter.”  Even now, I wish I was shorter so I could wear those sexy, stiletto heels!

When I was raising my children, one wanted to be taller, one shorter, one smarter, one more outgoing, and one more athletic.

Why are we always wishing for something we don’t have?  Who knows!  All of my children grew up to be very successful, beautiful and wonderful individuals.

I have come to realize that I will never wear those 4-inch heels unless I want to rub heads with the ceiling.  And, really, is that so important anyway?

Sometimes we feel like we just don’t have enough, whether it’s money, time, romance, physical attributes or really anything that might cause us to be dissatisfied or unhappy.  However, we all realize that everyone has their battles and the grass is always greener and yadda, yadda, yadda. But, how do you really accept who you are and the hand you’ve been given?

With strong determination, persistence of mind and a good support system, being unhappy with what you have won’t even be a consideration or thought.

During this Ectodermal Dysplasias Awareness Month,  I am looking at all of the beautiful faces of ectodermal dysplasias; all of the beautiful children, all of the wonderful men and women who live with the conditions every day.  You know much better than I do the challenges you face day in and day out.

Every day, you make the world a better place in spite or because of your challenges.

You and your family are important to us and to each other.  We need you.  You have so much to offer to make a difference in the world and your organization, the NFED.

Help us continue to grow the NFED into a strong leader in treatment and research.  Help us continue to support individuals and families in need.

Working together is vital to our success and makes us all stronger.  The human body is a blob of cells; all of these cells are vitally important so the body functions well.  Each cell is important and the body depends on all of them.

Each and every one of you are important to us and to the ectodermal dysplasia community.  Together, we are strong. Together we can move mountains and do great things.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  ~ Aristotle

Be happy that you are you!  Celebrate your successes and share them with us.  Join us in celebrating the NFED’s accomplishments and help us attack our challenges.

Please contact me. I would love an opportunity to get to know you, share what is going on at the NFED and make you part of our plan.

Be happy that you are you.  We certainly are!

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