Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism.
RJ Scott is hosting the Autism Blog Hop again this year. Check out the master post here and follow along to read about your favorite authors’ hopes, dreams, and wishes for the world. There are prizes at each stop.
My hope: Accepting a person at face value.
More than anything, that is what I wish for our world. Not ascribing a list of “must-meets” or “expectations” to a person within seconds of meeting them, but holding off on those snap judgments so we can open our hearts to get to know each other better. To really let them form from the ground up rather than be compared.
I think our world would be better for it. I think we’d all be less defensive. And when we’re less defensive, we are given an in to really get to know each other.
Opening a new book and getting to know a character is something readers do all the time. Do we go in with expectations? Maybe, but more often than not, we allow writers to take us on a journey. We might know the country or state we’re in, but we really don’t know how we’re getting to the endpoint.
Imagine if we were that open to everyone we met. We fall for fictional characters because we let them inside, we open ourselves up to them, we let them tell us their stories.
My wish for the world is that we’d be more willing to do that with each other.
Many of the characters have shut the world off because of hurt or judgments. Below are a few of my books where pushing those walls aside led to love.
Comment below for a chance to win one of the e-books above. Tell me what makes you open your heart to a character. I’ll draw the winner
next week at the end of April, so check back.