I am very easily distracted by noises and such. When I am in church, if I first
hear babies or kids, I am able to phase them out, because they are acting
according to their situation. I do not have as easy a time to turn off my brain
if someone is whispering through the meeting. One time I was hearing some kind
of thumping noise, and I looked around to see what the source was, once I
realized that it was a severely autistic boy rocking, I didn't notice it
anymore. So if I was in the library and heard the sounds from Josh, it would
not bother me. I don't go to movies cause of people kicking seats, once on
a cruise, I was bothered thinking someone was kicking my seat, then I realized
it was the ship moving, and I was just fine. Josh, it is great that you inspire
people with what is right with you.
Last year accompanied a group of autistic teens to the SL Library. After
meeting this special man they felt encouraged and uplifted. One of the teens
summed it up, "Now that's a real hero to look up to."
That is so interesting that he went a year without tics after lifting weights. I
wonder if trying other things like going on a mostly raw food diet could make a
change too. You just never know. What a great story!