With only a week left in the countdown to Christmas, I'm sure everyone is busy with sewing, cooking, shopping, wrapping presents, and all the other festivities that surround this beautiful holiday.
Sometimes it's important to slow down for a minute and watch a good movie with the family.
Mr. Cactus and I watched a well done DVD last night that was inspiring, and brought us both to tears.
Temple Grandin is a true life story of "an autistic woman who becomes one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry".
The movie covers so much more.
We are shown how Temple's mind interprets life in pictures, rather than in words, and gain a stronger appreciation for the brilliance that often accompanies austism.
There is a wide scale within the disorder, with prevalence estimated in 1/110 births.
If your life has been affected by a child, family member, neighbor or friend with a developmental disorder, I'd highly recommend Temple Grandin, an HBO/TV Film.
Available on Amazon.com
Claire Danes does a brilliant job as Temple, and won numerous awards for her performance.
The highest credit goes to Temple, who in 2010 was listed in Time 100 among the top 100 most influential people in the world in the category Heroes.