From Faith to Faith

I started Between the Lines in 1996 taping the first two episodes from my home and an office at Random House. The show debuted on Chicago’s PBS station WYCC. A few years later it began airing on select stations around the country before it became nationally syndicated. One of those stations, KLCS-TV, became our home station when then Program Director, and now General Manager, Sabrina picked it up. Because it was originally coming from Chicago she didn’t realize it was being made in Los Angeles until I visited her to thank her for airing the series. After we met she wanted me to produce other shows for the station and we then also moved our production of Between the Lines to KLCS-TV where we’ve been ever since.
Besides working together, Sabrina and I became friends and so did our families. She has a wonderful husband, Lowell and two darling daughters, Faith and Quincy. Both her children are charming, bright and delightful, but Faith has a special quality about her. She was born with Asperger’s syndrome.

Like all syndromes, Asperger’s is on a spectrum and the range is very varied. I was amazed to see how many famous people have it or are suspected of having it. They range from Einstein to Bill Gates and even to actress Daryl Hannah, according to Disabled World
If you check out the web site you will change your image of what disabled means.

Faith, like many on the list, has qualities that transcend any syndrome. Her insights often even startle her parents.

I bring this up today because Faith is turning 29 and this week wrote her mom an e-mail with the subject: If God has taught me anything in my 28 years of living he’s taught me these things:

Sabrina forwarded the e-mail to me and yesterday I got permission from Faith to publish it on my blog so all my viewers and readers can benefit from her wisdom, especially during this Holiday Season.

1. Don’t take things for granted
2. Don’t be afraid to laugh
3. Don’t be afraid to love
4. Don’t be afraid of criticism
5. Don’t be afraid of letting people in your life
6. Don’t beat yourself up for things you can’t control
7. Enjoy the small things in life
8. Laugh a little more
9. Give yourself more credit than you do
11. It’s okay that things move at the pace they do because it’s for a reason
12. There’s nothing you can’t do
13. You’re an amazing person
14. You don’t have to worry about what people think of you
15. You don’t have to know everything
16. You can learn a lot more about yourself
17. You can learn to trust people
18. You have a lot to be grateful for
19. You are unique
20. You are special
21. You are thoughtful
22. You are wise
23. You march to the beat of your own drummer
24. You are captivating
25. You don’t have to do everything well
26. You take every task as they come
27. You are smart

Thank you dear Faith for sharing your faith with us all.

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