Actually it is not a problem because if anything, most people I know who have Down syndrome are happier and more content than you or me. I notice that they are much more present and engaged in day to day relationships than I am.
I am very busy trying to change the world. Sometimes I feel tired and discouraged. There is so much that is not right.
I draw enormous inspiration from my friends who have Down syndrome. They ARE the change that the world needs…. gentleness, a great work ethic, quickness to forgive and yes, you guessed it, they are great dancers.
Do I wish the extra chromosome upon anyone? No. Am I amazed and grateful for the unique gifts and contributions made by people with Down syndrome. Absolutely!
Today is World Down Syndrome Day. Let’s celebrate the gift of difference. Let’s celebrate the presence of the extra chromosome. And if, by chance, someone should ask you to dance, go for it.