I’d like to start off the new year with an upbeat story.
This is one of my favorite stories that I often share when I go out to speak. I find others love it as much as I do. I believe this story helps to depict our children with autism in a very positive light. These are the type of stories that help to show the world some of the special traits our children with autism have.
Several years ago my son, Brandon was working in a retail store. One day as he was working he saw something crumpled up on the ground and he went over to pick it up. He began to unravel it and saw it was a hundred dollar bill.
Without hesitation, he quickly marched into his manger’s office. He said, “I found a hundred dollar bill and someone lost it.”
Later that day one of his co-workers said, “Brandon, I saw your manager put the hundred dollar bill in his wallet. Brandon said, “I don’t care, I did the right thing.”
I love Brandon’s honesty and that he does what he feels is right. He continues to be my finest teacher.
What would you have done if you found that $100 bill?