Two years ago I blogged about a man named Jon. I had "met" him by watching a short film that his sister had made about him. I watched the film and fell in love with Jon, so I had to share him with others.
Since it's Down syndrome awareness month, I have decided that we should revisit Jon again.....just because he makes me happy!
The following are the posts that I wrote about Jon 2 years ago. If you want to read them, just click on the words "HERE".
Here are a couple of pictures of Jon:
Does he make you smile too?! :)
The film that was written by his sister was made about 9 years ago. He was 40 years old during the making of the film. That would make him about 50 years old today.....I often wonder how he is doing.
Here is a quote, written by his sister Jennifer, talking about her film and about Jon:
""The Teachings of Jon" is an insightful, soul-touching and funny documentary about my brother Jon, a 40-yr old man, severely and profoundly affected by Down syndrome. He has an IQ of 20, doesn't talk and earns less than $13.00 a year. Although Jon may never accomplish much in this world, he has an important purpose here... not necessarily to learn, but to teach."
You can get to know Jon more, by visiting his site HERE.
I think that Jon, and many like him, have a lot to teach us! If you go to their website and watch some clips from the film, you will see that Jon teaches us that we should be happy with the simpler things in life. It doesn't take much to make Jon happy and feel fulfilled.....and I think this is an important lesson for us all!
Jon, Gavin and the many wonderful people who have Ds may be different than a lot of us.....but I truly inspire to be more like them every single day!
"The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple." Psalm 119:130