I was raised in a home were words mattered. There was always a buzz of conversation and opinion sharing.
We remain a reading clan, and, no shocker, a chatty family who appreciate the quick turn of phrase and the creative retort to a sibling’s teasing.
Therefore, I celebrate two recent actions that celebrate the power of words:
- The PA Legislature continues to move toward final passage in replacing the phrase “mental retardation” with the more acceptable “persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
- Janet Minick, a member of our Health Committee for People with Disabilities, exercised her word strength by writing, submitting and having run in the 5 October 2011 of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette an incredible and “spot on” letter-to-the-editor. Here is the link to read this amazing piece:
I encourage readers of this blog to take similar actions. Words have power and through them we progress and make change.
Write On, my friends!