It's official! Tara of The Happy Soul Project has released the details of the collaboration between Sara and I and The Happy Soul Project. We are officially known as Painting Outside the Lines, and I couldn't be happier about working with such an amazing momma and team!
It truly is one of those things where fate meets kismet meets karma and all is right with the world. I spent many hours praying and hoping that something would fall into place for Sara upon aging out of our public school system, because for most kids there is just nothing. Where their eight hour days of teachers, routine, and friends leaves off there is a void of limited choices that most times do not fit the young adult they are intended for. But all that has changed for Sara. Instead of me sending her off to a "day hab" situation, or a workplace where she would be minimally supervised and gullible to who knows what, she will be working for a purpose- doing something she loves- painting. Spreading the word that it is our differences that make us beautiful- that we should choose happy and embrace our unique abilities. That my philosophy matches up perfectly with Tara's over at The Happy Soul project just shows me again, that we are on to something, and that the world has so much to learn from our kids. We will be painting signs with the lovely messages that speak truth and give hope to other families with kids who are told "they will never" or "don't expect..." Words that I now know mean nothing, because honestly, your perfectly abled kids don't come with a guarantee either, but all children do come with the capability to love, to give back and to teach.
Happiness is a choice, and doing something about other's perceptions of beauty, worth, ability and love is also a choice. I choose happy- I hope you will too!
Visit our site over at The Happy Soul Project- Painting Outside the Lines to order your own custom sign!