So obsessed are we with choice nowadays that we often don’t recognize a gift when we see one, simply because it was not of our choosing. In fact, when that gift comes from nature, we may see it as a debt rather than a gift: We didn’t ask for this, so nature owes us one! Yet some things are beyond the realm of choice. We don’t choose to have a child with a disability. But what if, instead of regarding the “unchosen one” as a liability, we welcomed her as a gift?
Source: 1001 Drawings (website)