Today Show Miss: Presently You Know the Remainder of the Story

I have been viewing the Today Show since I was a secondary school understudy, and that was more than 40 years prior! Recently, the Today Show did a component on Olympic Tumbler Shawn Johnson Eastman and her significant other Andrew. To be progressively exact, they did a show about her pregnancy and worries about something identified on a ultrasound. The couple discharged a YouTube Video blog not long ago about battles with unnatural birth cycles and their energy about their “new gift” – they were expecting once more. You can watch the piece here.

Today Show Portion About Shawn Johnson East’s Pregnancy

They had some kind of test and after that came the news “they were petitioning God for.” On the off chance that you watched you can see, that they were thankful and blissful that their unborn youngster didn’t have Down disorder.

It might shock you when I state, I am not angry with Shawn and Andrew. Truly, the vast majority don’t fantasy about having a child with a hereditary condition with expanded dangers for a wide range of co-happening conditions. In one of my addresses/web journals/articles for the Kansas City Star “A Look at God’s Effortlessness,” I talk about our adventure. With complete honesty I concede the annihilation that accompanied the pre-birth Down disorder finding. We couldn’t adore Rachel more, and I have turned into a wild backer for the consideration and privileges of people with Down disorder and different incapacities. In any case, right now of that analysis, it was obliterating. Somewhat due to obscure and mostly in light of the fact that it is human instinct to need the best for individuals we love. We can’t anticipate anybody’s life and the physical and psychological well-being issues they will confront. I do realize that Rachel is at a more serious hazard for some things since she has Down disorder. I do realize that she works twice as hard as every other person to accomplish numerous things. I do realize that occasionally individuals take a gander at her pretentiously and take a gander at me with feel sorry for. I likewise realize that she has made, my life more full, yet she has made the world more splendid in light of the fact that she is. While I would remove her battles, I would not remove her. Like all life, her life is significant. This is the existence I’ve been given, and I will put forth a valiant effort to help Rachel and others with Down disorder and scholarly incapacities, to help make an all the more tolerating world.

All things considered, I accept the Today Show botched an astonishing chance. Co-grapple Savannah Guthrie has helped spread positive mindfulness about people with Down disorder. She grew up with an uncle with Down disorder. As I observed yesterday’s portion, I continued trusting that Savannah will say, “On the off chance that you do get a determination of Down disorder, here’s a family to disclose to you their conclusion story.”

Truly, Today Show, you came up short yesterday. Shawn Johnson East and the Today Show have a gigantic hover of impact. How effectively you could have truly taught the general population about what occurs if your determination is Down disorder. You could have effectively met a family who had strolled that walk. You could have called attention to the numerous assets accessible to families with a pre-birth finding. You could have acquainted your watchers with people with Down disorder. You could have given data about national associations that offer help. You could have taught and you could have spread positive mindfulness.

However, you didn’t.

So Today and Savannah Guthrie, I’m asking you as a loyal watcher and as mother to Rachel, to kindly do a subsequent story and disclose to us the remainder of the story. It’s not that we in the Down disorder network resent Shawn and her significant other for their emotions. It’s that as we watched, we trusted that Paul Harvey will say “Now you know the remainder of the story” piece that never came.

Since I can’t generally enhance what she stated, I will cite one mother from Facebook who stated, “This portion additionally underestimated one of the most minimized gatherings of individuals in our general public, and it communicates something specific of dread to expecting moms who might be looked with the choice of proceeding or ending a pregnancy.” She proceeds to state, “On the off chance that you don’t have a youngster with uncommon needs, it might be difficult to comprehend the gut-punch that co…

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Needs Vs. Wants: How to Know the Difference

A great way to save money is to identify your needs vs. your wants.  Many people think that cable TV is a need.  They NEED to have it right?  Well in reality our needs are very short and to the point.  Everything else, no matter how important they are to us, are wants and should always be looked at and treated that way.

Needs are simply shelter, food, clothing, And Love.  When you focus on making each of these things happen, your life is fulfilling.  When one of these is missing, you life will be a struggle.  So when you are living your life, focus on these things being fulfilled first.  When each of these are filled, you can take any extra income you have and move to the highest priority wants.  These things will begin to be very minimal though.  As you begin to realize you are fulfilled without them.  This is so important when you are starting out on a frugal life.  Focus on needs and not wants.

I think one of the biggest problems with society in the United States is a lack of understand of what a need is as apposed to a want.  People are constantly trying to get what they want and forgetting that life is fulfilling when our needs are fulfilled.  In their desire for the biggest house, fastest car or to have the most money, the needs in their life are getting put on hold.  Then people don’t have enough money to live.  People then go into debt because they have over bought and over wanted and havn’t prepared themselves.

This is the most basic principles of a frugal life, living within your means is everything when it comes to frugality and living within your means happens when you realize what is really important, your family, that you have a roof over their heads, food on the table and clothes on their backs.  when you realize that those things, and love will make everyone happy and not the material things in this life.…

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