She had Martin Luther King's birthday off, so I had to take her to run errands with me. I told her that we were going to go to Target then to Whole Foods. When she heard we were going to Whole Foods, she ran over to her piggy bank and took $.45 cents out. She told me that she wanted to put the money in the charity box they have by the cashier at Whole Foods. It was really important to her to give her money to charity.
I was beyond touched by this gesture. I think it's amazing for any soon-to-be 7 year to want to give to charity on their own initiative. I think it's even more amazing when that child has autism because many kids on the spectrum do not have the ability to feel empathy for other people. My daughter has really grown in this area and has developed an amazing sense of empathy. She's sweet and kind and caring. I'm so proud of her and all that she's accomplished.